Took my wife to dinner here on Halloween, as a belated birthday meal. Got there a few minutes early and staff had an argument about whether our table was ready or not... we were told to go to the bar upstairs, then told not to because the table was ready. So we went in and it was packed and the noise was deafening... all these rich yuppies chattering so loud you could not hear yourself think. There were tons of waitresses around, they were obviously hired for looking good, but their skills were pretty poor. It was obvious they did not care whether you were happy or not, just doing what is expected but not doing it well. There were strange goings on in the toilets... two gents in suits, one locked himself in the loo, the other looked very strange, taking ages to comb and re-comb his hair in the mirror... don't know what they were up to, but something was not right there. And then, back in the restaurant, the food was a huge disappointment. My wife's starter of smoked salmon seemed very raw and was not thinly sliced as it should have been -- just large, thick slices of seemingly raw salmon with some kind of white gunk to smear on it. My wild mushrooms in a bag were pretty good, if a bit gimmicky; nice enough, when eaten on the two slices of toast provided, but nothing to write home about. For the mains, again, my cod was not bad, though the portion was very small; it was tasty, but not that special. On the other hand, my wife had what was billed as 'mac & cheese' with chanterelle mushrooms, but what came was some miniscule pasta in a disgusting white sauce, nothing cheesy about it at all, though the mushrooms themselves were tasty, but the dish was so poorly executed, it felt like false advertising on the menu, which kind of sums up this place. We had a side salad of mixed greens, but these were not even cut, just some hunks of lettuce slopped into a bowl. The glass of Bourgogne Blanc my wife had was not that nice either. We'd done the 'Diplomatico' offer and the rum was good but there was not enough of it... seemed like half of what you should get if you order a rum at the end of a meal. It was nice of staff to bring a small piece of chocolate cake in a box for my wife, as a birthday treat -- we did not ask for it, nor did we expect it -- but that gesture was not enough to stop us from hating this place. Social Eating House? Don't believe the hype. The place looks awful, sounds awful, the people who eat there are awful and the price is not justified in any way. A meal for two, with a starter and main course each, and only one glass of wine, but the cost is just under £100? How is that? And why such a high price when the food sucks and the waitresses really could not care less? We won't be back and we can't recommend you go there... give it a year or two and no doubt it will reinvent itself as something else.