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Katherine C.

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Apr 1974 , Female
Member since Nov 2012
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Reviews written: 3
Restaurants rated: 0 (this year)

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Benares

12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BS

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Michelin Star? Not fo rmuch longer.

by Katherine C.  

Mar 2013

I booked this for a Saturday night at 2130, intending to head out afterwards for a glass or two. However the starters still hadn't arrived by 2245, after which the main then took a further 50 minutes. Got out of there after midnight (without desserts or coffee as the restaurant was empty before we had even finished our mains). Of course this is too late to get in anywhere in Mayfair, so we all gave up after what was a thoroughly disappointing evening. Extremely average food, nothing memorable at all, and the service was absolutely appalling. Avoid.

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 3

The Life Goddess

29 Store Street, London WC1E 7QB

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An identity crisis...

by Katherine C.  

Mar 2013

This place looks fantastic and is everything a deli should be. I'll say from the outset that the pastries look so good it draws you in: indeed the brownie did not disappoint, and was probably one of the best I've ever tasted. However, The Life Goddess seems to be having, what may be teething problems, but what currently amounts to an identity crisis: it isn't just a deli, but doesn't quite work as a cafe/restaurant. Staff seemed unsure whether they were serving at the counter or waiting tables, and it wasn't clear whether you order and sit, or go sit and peruse the menu. The main I had, a beef stew in tomato sauce, was bland and the beef was so tough as to suggest another 4 hours cooking: the £10.50 price tag would have been extortionate at the best of times in a place like this, but it should taste better at £6.50. In short – enter it as a deli and enjoy a great cup of coffee, Greek mezze and pastries: but the hot food needs a lot of work.

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Katherine C.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 3

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