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|Address:||386 King's Road, London SW3 5UZ|
|Tel:||020 3589 2102|
|Price: £49.00||Wine: £19.95||Champagne: £44.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 5.30-10.30pm Sun 12N-3.30pm 6-9.30pm|
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The place is very small and the tables are very tightly packed.. much like previous reports…we went with high expectations. There was obviously problems with over-booking but we got our table. Without so much as a hello we had the menus thrust in front of us, simultaneously being asked what drinks we would like. Menu was limited and they had run out of a few things such as the soups and crab. One menu was an old one that had meals and wines that they no longer served. So we ordered the belly pork starters and some steaks for mains. Once ordered the meals came quick and fast… as the starters left there was no more than 5 mins gone before the main course came along. …still masticating the pork we moved on . Steaks were ‘ordinary’ to say the least..the mushroom and tomatoes I think were equal in size to the meat …they forgot one portion of chips ( came as we were finishing )…and the veg was cold On completion , the main plates were taken and we were immediately asked what deserts we would like. With 1 1/2 bottles of red yet to be drunk we asked for more time. ..we got 10 mins before we were asked again…still 1 bottle left…10 mins later again… so I ordered 2 more bottles to put a conclusiosn to it. We had not even been sat more than an hour at the stage when we realised that the place was packed to the rafters and the VERY small bar had at least 8 people waiting to be sat. From the comments and people walking out it was onbvious they had over booked and the pressure was on to get tables cleared. Well I wasnt going to pay good money to eat ,gulp and get indegestion ! They now sussed out that I wasn't going to be rushed. The waiters then got very worried when everyone kept asking for the menus thinking they were going to ask for more food…but it was purely to FAN ourselves..the temperature of the restaurant got so hot .. More arguments ensued with people not being sat. …you get the picture… Marco has been sitting on his reputation for as long as he has had that overcoat of his ! Similarly to Lanes inthe City …his restaurants are begining to thin like his new Gravy stock ! He needs to get the level of food and attentiveness of staff UP to the dizzy heights he beleives he holds! .If he would only change the menus as much as he changed his women and perhaps removed one or two tables, people would be able to eat with the persons they came with and not the guests at the next table. Get it sorted Marco ..there is a lot of good competition out there… you'll be joining the ranks of Gordon Ramsey soon at this rate …