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|Address:||29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF|
|Tel:||020 7409 1699|
|Price: £43.00||Wine: £22.00||Champagne: £57.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sat 12N-10.30pm|
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Having read several reviews of B&L my friend and I decided to try it. I can only assume we were lucky as we arrived early on a Tuesday evening and were shown directly to a table so to be fair we didn't have to worry about phone calls and queuing which sounds fun.
The lovely young lady on the door was very friendly as were all the staff and the place seemed to have a nicely buzzy atmosphere. The table for 2 we were shown to was ‘cosy’ to say the least and stuck beside the stairs but its not a place to be able to choose your preffered table so hey ho.
The waitress was vey helpful and our drinks turned up amazingly quickly (2 pints of the sussex bitter) whilst we ordered our food (1 x burger and 1 x lobster roll). The food also arrived poste haste and was everything I had come to expect from the various pictures in the press. Now this is where I think I just dont ‘get it’. My friend had the burger and said it was excellent (which as its from the Goodmans stable you would expect) and my lobster roll was ok. The roll was if anything a bit bland with no real flavour of the wasabi mayo and rather messy to eat. the chips were nice and the salad tried really hard to be clever – but thats it.
So we had 2 pints, a sandwich and a burger and spent (inc service) £55. Ok, it was a nice burger, and there was lobster, and its in Mayfair etc etc etc. But, and its a big but, would i ever consider standing in a queue for 2 hours for this? Not a bloody chance. All in all just a little bit of hype over substance and a bit underwhelming.