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Blackheath isn’t short of decent places to eat, but this “small and friendly” Argentinian steakhouse stands out among the crowd. Swarthy waiters in black uniforms tend the scrubbed wooden tables in the bistro-like dining room, delivering hunks of grass-fed beef straight from the pampas. To start, you might fancy some empanadas or one of the special home-cured chorizos, before tackling a mighty helping of class-A animal protein – perhaps a slab of lomo (fillet), ancho (rib-eye) or currasco rump. Otherwise, share the spoils from a mighty parradilla grill involving various meaty cuts plus morcilla (black pudding), chicken, ribs, sweetbread and pork belly brought to the table on a sizzling lava stone. There’s also a range of pastas and pizzas, and everything is “cooked to perfection”. Argentina rules on the carefully sourced wine list – note the bottles of limited-edition ‘stickies’ from Laborum.

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Buenos Aires Café

17 Royal Parade ,London SE3 0TL

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Feb 2011

The Buenos Aires Cafe promises a lot but delivers very little, mostly because of its appalling service. I visited with my boyfriend who ordered spatchcocked chicken, I ordered pasta and asked for no sauce. 40 mins later the chicken arrived virtually raw with blood running from it and my pasta came covered in sauce. The waiter actually recoiled with a grimace but no apology when he poked the chicken with a knife and it was rudely whipped away only to be return some minutes later only slightly further...

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Amy P.'s rating

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

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17 Royal Parade ,London SE3 0TL

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by   silver reviewer (15)

Nov 2009

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My girlfriend had been many times to this Blackheath independent restaurant, and I looked forward to my first visit! I had phoned up in advance to book, and that was needed as the establishment was full to the brim! We were greeted by the smiling owner. The large spherical wine glasses give you a clue that red wine is an important part of this eatery, so we ordered a Malbec, and lovely it was too. Before the wine came however, the lady serving us, had brought us a carafe of iced water, without even...

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Daniel O.'s rating

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

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17 Royal Parade ,London SE3 0TL

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Sep 2009

AWFUL. We booked over a week in advance to introduce two of our London friends to what we thought was a great local restaurant. This was the fourth time we have eaten here and this was by far the worst experience. This place is deteriorating and I will never return. I called in advance to confirm my reservation and they made a point to tell me 3 times over the phone that we only had 2 hours and needed to leave after that. It is fair to book tables for a certain period of time, but the way in which...

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

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Jan 2009

what a fantastic place, service was excellent, very friendly and efficient and what a great atmosphere. The food was out of this world. And if any body think that Argentineans eat only meat, I think they are going for a big surprise. Their home made pastas and pizzas where one of the best I had eating and I didn't know that 55% of the Argentineans are italians. I will recommend any thing on their menu, but you must try the mix grill, pizzas and their home made sausages. When it come to the desserts...

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

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