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|Address:||41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB|
|Tel:||020 7734 4479|
|Price: £31.00||Wine: £17.00||Champagne: £66.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-11pm (Sun -4pm)|
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
This used to be my favourite hidey hole in its previous guise as Aperitivo, so naturally I was looking forward to its successor, that promised to deliver a similar experience.
I have to say that the food was delicious and our particular waiter phenomenal, especially as the other waiters/ bar staff couldn't seem to organise the proverbial in a brewery. We arrived for an early dinner at 1830 and it was already chocker, which is always a good sign and managed to grab the last table. Unfortunately at 1900, the music was switched on and turned to such an incredible level that all patrons then began to shout, at each other, to compete with it.
We asked if it could be turned down a bit, only to warrant a visit from the owner, he then proceeded to be unbelievably conceited and rude. He addressed only my companion (who admittedly is in her mid 50s, but I was the one that requested the volume change), explaining to her that the place was supposed to be “urban”, “punchy” and “edgy” with a target demographic of 25 – 35 (verbatim). Sadly for him his media clever jargon, washed straight over us as we are both in advertising and wanted to slap him. I sit bang in the middle of that demo, so when I pointed that out, he kind of dismissed it and basically told me, if I don't like it, don't come back. Don't worry, I won't.
It's a real shame as the food was great and I could easily have become a twice a month customer, instead the 43 year old owner, would rather have first time cash than happy regulars.