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Asia de Cuba at St Martins Lane Hotel
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Not sure I will visit again

by   bronze reviewer (7)

Sep 2015

I had heard good things about Asia de Cuba. One thing that attracted me to this restaurant was the menu. It sounded unique. On arrival I was seated at the bar to wait for my friend and offered the drinks menu and was told about the offer on drinks which I took. As usual the cocktail was full of ice. Seated at our table and was given a few moments to order. We were told by our waiter that there was a large party on and that our starters would take longer so we were offered a complimentary red...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 4

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Some highs but quite a few lows...

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Oct 2014

Disappointed with the service level. They did not have the white wine which I had preferred to order, and the waiter recommends the most expensive bottle on the wine list. Requested the waiter to help in ordering the starters for party of six thinking we had under ordered, and at his recommendation we ordered more which was just wasted. For the main meal we all individually ordered except for the two who had ordered to share a fish. The main course came to the table, but the waiter refused to...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Unusual menu, cool place

by   bronze reviewer (12)

Jan 2014

The décor and ambiance here is really quite nice and the servers were surprisingly friendly and pleasant considering the restaurant's location within the too-cool-for-school St Martins Lane Hotel. The food is, as the name suggests, an interesting mix of Latin American and Pan Asian. We tried the oxtail dumplings and selection of ceviche to start, both of which were tasty and fresh followed by the Cuban chicken which is served with a delicious salsa and Thai sticky rice. Very good. The prices were...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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by   platinum reviewer (107)

Jan 2013

A by today's standards almost classical pioneer of modern Asian fusion food. While it no longer carries the hype it once had, it is still a good food destination in particular if you're in a larger group and able to share the dishes. Price tag still fairly heavy (in particular on the wine list over and above the food itself)

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 5

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by   (1)

Nov 2012

I went to Asia de Cuba for my Birthday with a group of 10 and it was amazing!!! We actually decided last minute to have drinks in Light Bar beforehand. This is an uber-cool bar inside St Martins Lane Hotel just next to the restaurant. I tried a cocktail with Fig (apparently this was part of an internal cocktail competition where the bartenders take on the bar manager… what fun) It was delicious! Straight away when we entered the restaurant the atmosphere was really buzzing. We had some more cocktails...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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Mar 2012

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Excellent surroundings and wonderful food. The atmosphere is sophisticated yet buzzing. Unfortunately our friends arrived late at the table and we were constantly reminded that we had a limit of 2 hours which was explained to us at the booking, whilst we were being sat at the table, when they asked us for our drinks order and when our friends were running late. Aside from this, the food was excellent and reasonably priced. We were out of the restaurant in 1hr 50mins without having to rush through...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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by   silver reviewer (27)

Feb 2012

well, u cant beast this place for atmosphere and people watching! dinning room has been decoarted in a very quirky way and is etremely light and vibrant, i lke iike it. Dishes are supposed to be shared and judging by the portions i dont blame them, staff are polite and know there stuff, with reccomendations. to start we had calamri salad which was enromous and really did not have much calamari in it at all. oxtial dumpligs were very good indeed as was the pork belly , yummy, miso black cod was good,...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 7

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by   (1)

Jan 2012

We booked for 2 courses fixed price on a Sunday late afternoon. We enjoyed amazing cocktails and service at The Light Bar, adjacent to the restaurant before dinner. The staff throughout were superb, very welcoming and friendly in the bar and in the restaurant. We adored the St Martin's Lane Hotel. The food was a major disappointment as we were expecting new flavours and much more of a gastronomic experince, based on reading about the cusine of Asia de Cuba. The exact names of the dishes I can't remember...

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 2

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