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|Address:||94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ|
|Tel:||020 3589 4519|
|Price: £37.00||Wine: £23.40||Champagne: £33.60|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 9am-11pm Sun 9am-9pm|
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Myself and two colleagues went to this restaurant on a friends recommendation. It was early evening (7pm) midweek. My first impression was that the layout of the dining area resembled a school assembly hall with no areas of privacy available. When the menu arrived I was unpleasently surprised at the lack of variety. There were only three “main” courses to choose from as follows:-
a) “Succulent Kid” (Goat) b) “Mallard” (Duck) c) a fish dish.
When we received our menus we were immediately steered away from the fish dish by the waitress who said it would take at least an hour to prepare (fish????…I don't think so) anyway this reduced the selection by 33%.
My colleagyes both ordered the goat, I ordered the duck…the waitress came back from the kitchen almost immediately to say the duck would take at least 40 minutes to prepare…(hmm…whats going on here??)…OK, three goats it is then.
The three goat meals arrived fairly promptly and amounted to two small medallions of ‘meat’ leaning against a couple of pieces/stalks of “Brock” with a sauce…and nothing else…oh apart from the blood from the (very) rare “meat”.
We ate our meals washed down with a half a pint of pilsner lager each (eqivalent to £7 a pint).
In summary, I found the food pretentious, poor quality, lacking flavour and the portion sizes were ridiculously inadequate for the £15.90 (yes fifteen ponds and ninety pence) price tag.
I can honestly say that this is the worst meal that I have ever been served in a restaurent.
On a positive note, customers are served bread and butter (two thick slices) per person before the main course. This bread is absolutely delicious, it is grainy, and although thick has a light fresh texture and a nutty flavour, highly recommended. This on its own however was not enough to out weigh the pretentious and overpriced menu.
Finally, one of my colleagues paid for the three of us with his credit card and opted not to include a tip, the waitress at that point ‘cut him dead’ with her attitude (body language).