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|Address:||12 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA|
|Tel:||020 3728 4888|
|Price: £35.00||Wine: £15.00||Champagne: £41.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -12M Sun -10.30pm)|
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I was amazed by the size of this place! The walk from our table to the gents toilet felt like a journey to the centre of the earth and I wish I'd taken a water bottle (of which more later…). Once there, the toilet was tiny and a bit grotty, with staff needing to be told to refill toilet rolls. Not great.
Serving staff were friendly and helpful, but a bit slow to attend to us, which I suppose is understandable in a venue this size.
The food was OK, but not very sophisticated. Fair enough I suppose, you don't go somewhere like this for haute cuisine. The chef definitely knew where the salt was, which meant I needed that waterbottle again! I left thirsty and needed to drink litres of water afterwards just to slake my thirst.
The drinks offering in the venue was fun, with good beers, a good bourbon selection and a reasonable but somewhat uninspiring wine list (who drinks wine in these places anyway?!). They did make me an outstanding Old Fashioned, at which point my enjoyment of the meal definitely increased.
In summary, this place delivered exactly what you would expect, but isn't somewhere I would rush back to. There are smaller, more interesting US barbecue places on offer in our great capital which feel less gigantic and corporate, and possibly a bit more deserving of your hard-earned…