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|Address:||11 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN|
|Tel:||020 3589 2675|
|Price: £40.00||Wine: £18.50||Champagne: £45.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 8am-11pm|
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I ventured down to Del Aziz with my partner Saturday night gone, in full knowledge of the fact that it was going to be about as authentic as a supermarket takeaway. But despite this fact I still expected it to meet all the other elements of a world cuisine restaurant and bar, namely service and atmosphere. As we were heading down for a few drinks I wasn't too concerned as long as they didn't end up tasting like coloured sugar syrup, which thankfully they didn't. In fact the drinks themselves were well made and delightful and so they should be after 10 mins in the making!
Let's start from the beginning the barman (yes all one of him) was a bit on the slow side to say the least, a luxury he can't really afford when he's on his own with a bar full of thirsty drinkers. Despite this though he still felt the need to take his 10 min cigarette break leaving us waiting to pay our bill and several customers waiting to order. Not acceptable. On top of this the waiting service (all one of them) flitted in and out as and when suited her so you were never quite sure whether to wait or give up and go to the bar.
Shall we do the math here: The restaurant = empty. Bar = pretty full with a higher mark up on products and higher chance of repeat customers. The focus should therefore be where??. Its a classic case of a venue with potential but staff with lack of direction. Let's hope they clean up their act soon but I'll give it a good 6 months before I next go back that's for sure.