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|Address:||Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY|
|Tel:||020 3051 4030|
|Wine: £13.95||Champagne: £29.95|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 7.30am-12M Sat-Sun 10am-10pm|
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the venue is really awe inspiring and most unlike anywhere else in the city – reminded us of Sydney restaurants. There is a real retro theme, lots of thought and detail has gone into the decor and and accessories. we sat at our table and looked aroudn loving what we saw. so much to take in. every table different. but in the end our view was that not enough attention has been paid to the food.
The menu was too long – way too long – there was much to choose from; despite that we were excited by the choices and it was difficult to make a decision.
sadly the menu did not stand up to our anticipation.
we started with the seafood platter. we were a party of 4 but were presented with 3 oysters, 3 prawns, 1/2 lobster some salmon and tuna. difficult! all were ok, nothing special to write home about. we struggled to extract the lobster from the shell which was presented in a vegetable bowl with the tuna and salmon. we were give the claw but no tools to extract and when we asked for help they had to take it away for the chef to break the shell. fish is a big feature on the menu but this fish did not taste ultra fresh or exciting. the lobster was tough to get out of the shell. presented with half a lemon and some really tasteless, whiter than white mayo. i would have expected amazing tastes but …
the thai beef salad did not taste vaguely thai… not spicy, no fresh herbs or onions or vegetables. the meat appeared to be steeped in cheap tasteless stir fry sauce (from a packet?!). we could not finish it despite the tenderness of the beef. really unispiring. we could have done a better job at home with a packet. plus it was served in a cardboard takeaway box – why? on top fo a bread board
on that note,All the food was served on wooden bread boards – why? they are bulky and take up too much room on the table.
The Fish pie was overcooked, dry and lacked fish and seemed like a meagre portion for a grown man.
The crab salad looked like a starter. beautiful presentation – but the consumer was undoubtedly hungry at the end of his meal. not a carb accompaniament in sight.
the cheese was absolutely subperb which a more than adequate portion (although not sufficient cheese bisucuits); celery was tough and like the grapes, almost past sell by date.
we raised our views with the Operations Manager and General Manager and were rewarded with a free bottle of wine. it will probably take some convincing before we visit again which is a shame because we were quite excited about this new, very non-city vibe venue.