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Jo K

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Jan 1977 , Female
Member since Dec 2009
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Reviews written: 3
Restaurants rated: 0 (this year)

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The Junction Tavern

101 Fortess Road, London NW5 1AG

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar full

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by Jo K   (3)

Dec 2009

This place is a real gem, and is definitely worth a visit. The service is warm, and welcoming without being intrusive. The food was absolutely faultless, good honest, pub grub that was a cut above your average An excellent wine menu only contributed to the meal. Despite living close to Surrey, I will definitely make a trip there again if I'm in the area. A winner all round!

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

The French Table

85 Maple Road, London KT6 4AW

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar halfstar empty

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by Jo K   (3)

Dec 2009

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The French Table is tricky to comment on. Yes, the food was pretty good, but too many flavours on one plate, combined with closely packed tables, lead both the tastebuds and the elbows to be little over-crowded. You may find you can hear the imitate discussions of couples on your neighbouring table whilst tucking into your expensive fish with avocado, coriander, chilli, etc, etc.! The service was friendly and helpful, and the wine list was great. However, if you fancy whispering to your dinner partner, in a long line of tables, in a very stark, white, and rather pricey restaurant, then perhaps this is for you. I'd like to give it another shot, but I wouldn't say I'm in a hurry.

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 5

Arbutus

63-64 Frith Street, London W1D 3JW

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar emptystar emptystar empty

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by Jo K   (3)

Dec 2009

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I am not exactly what you'd call a regular Michelin Star restaurant goer, but some friends and I decided to treat ourselves as a one off, and choose Arbutus as our Christmas treat to ourselves. I'm afraid, I feel that it was a complete waste of money, and definitely overpriced. Yes, the service was good, and I suppose the bread and wine was quite nice. But not being the religious type, I was looking for far more than bread and wine. The goat's cheese and beetroot salad was poorly presented, and frankly could have been prepared at home. The house special, Bouillabaisse, was bland, poorly seasoned and a real let down. Perhaps I've been watching too much MasterChef, but this was a big disappointment all round. Not recommended at all.

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Jo K's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 1

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