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Tanya D.


40s, Female

MEMBER SINCE: Oct 2008

RESTAURANTS RATED: 0

REVIEWS: 28


Latest restaurants reviewed

Kitchen W8

11-13 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

TOTALLY UNIMPRESSED! 09 September 2016

5 of us went and I don't think we could have been less impressed with the service and food. We took one look at the tasting menu and decided on a la carte and so glad we did: 3 poor courses rather than 6. None of us enjoyed our food, it wasn't disgusting but just nothing to write home about, The service was dreadful, I don't think the waitress could have been more disinterested in us. I really don't understand why people have rated this restaurant, there is better food at the same price in other places.

City Social

24th Floor, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 4.0

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 14 November 2015

I love the buzz, the views, service, design and that we didn't get turfed off our table after 2 hours but that's where my love ends. For starters, the drinks, hmmmm, not that great...they tasted like those Refresher sweets. I like a nice long elegant cocktail, not a gimmicky, neon blue concoction. Starter of quail and popped rice was ok, not the best quail dish I have ever had, in fact, probably the worst but inoffensive I suppose. No-one raved about their starters. The waiter had been waxing lyrical about how good the sea bass was, best dish on the menu he said, so two of us ordered it...It was monochrome in appearance and monochrome in taste. The desserts again, were just ok. Sound great on the menu but in the real taste versus imagined taste contest, the imagined version won. I make pears poached in red wine a lot and even I do it better. There was one very odd tasting ingredient, the red wine syrup was watery and really, it just felt like I was eating a cooked pear. The key thing that really ruined the night though was how loud the music was. It wasn't soft gentle background music but poppy dance music and we were left having to shout at each other and constantly having to repeat ourselves because half the table could not hear what the other half were saying. Its exhausting when you are trying to have a fun conversation and you land up competing with the music. We could not hear what the waiters were saying half the time so just smiled and nodded politely. I maintain that Mr Atherton is highly overrated having visited 2 of his other restaurants; its style over substance.

LAmorosa

278 King Street, London W6 0SP

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

A wonderful neighbourhood gem of a restaurant 17 October 2015

I know the title sounds like a cliche but this little place is truly is. I was taken there for a first date and initially when I saw pictures of the exterior, I didn't think it would be much but when you get in there, its pretty, stylish and cosy. It is a very small menu but they have daily specials so don't be put off by that and the simplicity of the dishes, the quality of the ingredients is excellent! A simple dish of burrata, rocket, figs and parma was divine; the best version of this dish I have ever tasted. For 3 courses and a couple of generous glasses of wine each was just over £100 which I thought was amazing value. The wines were delicious and the service was lovely so all round it was a flawless dinner. I would recommend it for a great dinner date.

Flesh and Buns

41 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LX

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

Very poor quality food unless gloopy food is your favourite 30 September 2015

Hmmm, maybe its because I broke my rule of eating in a restaurant on a Sunday night when you don't get the freshest ingredients - some of it hanging over from Friday - and you don't get the best chef as this is the day the really good chefs have off that resulted in this dismal, overpriced meal. We went for the "tasting menu" thinking it would be fun to have 8 different dishes that it seemed like really good value but that was not to be. The chips and dips were delicious although the chips would crumble to bits in your hands but still tasted good. The sushi rolls were cold and tasteless like something from M&S, the fried squid was dry and tasteless, pork belly was just mostly pure fat and we left half of it, the plum sauce for the duck was awful and the s'mores were just, well, pointless. They looked very cool as it was delivered with a little flame for you to warm your marshmallow up with but whatever excitement you can get from a tasteless marshmallow and a dry, tasteless biscuit could never be saved by a cute fire feature. The chicken wing was not bad, nor was the duck and the nice fleshy bun but when you get a bill over £100 for a meal that was memorable for all the wrong reasons, you just left thinking about the delicious Asian food you could eat for half the price around the corner in China Town.

Upstairs at The Ten Bells

84 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Bring me here on a date 27 April 2015

I couldnt believe you could get such lovely food in such a charming little place with really friendly service. I had serious reservations and turned up and saw the bar and wondered what I had let myself in for but as soon as you walk upstairs into the dining room, it was so olde worlde charming, unpretentious and simple but in a romantic way. I would be happy if someone bought me here on a date. The food was darn delicious and the cost of three courses is a steal!

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