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|Address:||115 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PP|
|Tel:||020 3589 2673|
|Price: £44.00||Wine: £19.50||Champagne: £49.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-2.15pm 5.45-10pm|
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I've now been to Cigalon three times. The first time, I thought the light and the setting attractive, and the “get-up” of the waitresses (tight black trousers, white shirt, black braces) quite fetching – but the food a touch disappointing and the value so-so. I went back a second time as I am fond of French cuisine (clue in image used for I.D.). I enjoyed the salade nicoise and the guinea fowl too, while the wine was good value. Also enjoyed pouting waitress. So when I was invited back last week, I was looking forward to it. Ah well, should have quit while I was ahead. Clearly this is now a place that thinks it has arrived. The delays in every stage of the proceedings were really irritating, the waitress (a different one) had “dead eyes”, if you know what I mean, and even the manager coming in to take an order did not result in things improving. The food was still slightly better than what I consider to be average acceptable standard – but the whole experience became frustrating an irritating for everyone with our host pretending not to notice that his guests were now hyperventilating with stress to leave for afternoon meetings. If you decide to try it out, I suggest that you go “a la carte” rather than the prix fixe menu as those of our party who did made some appreciative comments. Those – like me – who tried to be “good guests”, did not. On the latest evidence, this restaurant has in less than one year opened, got itself going, attracted reviews from three “Gold Reviewers”, peaked and now seems destined to alienate. Perhaps a bit harsh, but the problem for me is, I just don't want to rush back to find out !