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|Address:||32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3EQ|
|Tel:||020 3641 8345|
|Price: £47.00||Wine: £18.75||Champagne: £35.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 11am-10.30pm (Sun -10pm)|
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Oh Dear Mr Hix – you have got it wrong this time!
The venue is quite trendy with the cow and chicken as the centrepiece but this can't save you from the very poor quality of the food itself and not to mention the cold draft running through the building. I already expected the limited choice and was fine with that as I was looking forward to impeccable taste and presentation, thinking each dish would be well thought out and cooked to perfection – I was very wrong.
The starters were bland, did not go together, yorkshire pudding was slightly warm and overcooked. The steak was ok but nothing special considering the price. The chicken was presented in this slighly macabre way with its feet stuck up in the air – I can't say this enhanced my appetite. One of my party removed the offending legs for the squemish on the table and the waitress proceeded to cut into the chicken , I guess to make it easier for us to help ourselves but she basically just ‘mullered’ it. Some stuffing would have helped the poor dry chicken as the very salty gravy did not. Chips ‘a la Mcdonalds’ were exactly that and side dishes did not go well, especially the overcooked veggies. I took solace in my vodka cranberry that was not stirred and no stirrer provided – when requested I was told they don't have any, so I used my fork!
Some of the staff were friendly but mostly inefficient, they were completely fazed by criticism and did not respond appropriately. I'm afraid the association with Damien Hirst could not save this most disappointing experience!