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|Address:||Ground Floor, 1 Angel Lane, St Paul's, London EC4R 3AB|
|Tel:||020 7256 3240|
|Price: £36.00||Wine: £14.80||Champagne: £50.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 11.30-3pm 5.30-9.30pm Sun 12N-4pm|
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We just visited the Oyster Shed for lunch. It really is a lovely venue right on the river's edge and done out with a nautical theme with more seating outside. There were 8 of us and we sat in one of the areas at the window with lots of cushions. So far so good, BUT the service was awful. We had to wait ages for someone to come and take an order for drinks and then had to wait a very long time for those drinks to come. Then as I was quite hungry I had almost finished my drink before someone came to take our order. Then we had to wait about 40 minutes for our food order to arrive. One of the burgers was almost pink inside and then we noticed two people on a nearby table who had ordered the beer battered fish which were really large portions although the person in our party who ordered exactly the same dish got a piece of fish less than half the size. The food was generally good despite what I've said above (the burger was taken and replaced with a properly cooked one). They seem to have a thing about not giving out any ketchup – they gave us a tiny little jar containing about three teaspoons of ketchup and that was to share between us (which is laughable as five of us had chosen dishes with chips). Nobody once came to our table to check all was ok. In fact they generally don't seem to have enough staff even though the place was only half full. To be fair when we complained about the fish incident they said they would not charge us for that item. It's such a shame because it really is a fab place and could be really popular – the service is generally always a bit slow but today it was awful.