Our waitress was a hipster of the type you only see in Italy and Spain, no tattoos but quite a few piercings, a bit more hippy than hipster. There’s something more real about European hipsters, I know they are just … Continue reading
Unfortunately The Ledbury is in West London’s Notting Hill, a haven stricken with phony rich pricks. We didn’t do the tasting menu as my dining companion and I were both hungover and just weren’t up for it. This is not … Continue reading
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Nice chips and tartare, the batter on the fish is too thick and heavy. Not bad.
London isn’t the best city for Rooftop bars, firstly it isn’t that pretty to look at, particularly East London, but mostly it’s because the weather is awful and unpredictable. On a freezing September night I find myself at the Boundary Rooftop wrapped in two woolen blankets eating dinner, this may have influenced my whole experience.
Starters: King prawns (advertised as Langoustines) have a nice BBQ flavour to them, served with mayo, yawn. The Nicoise salad is disappointing, dry flavourless tuna accompanied by just as bland olives and tomatoes with barely any vinaigrette.
Main: Steak with bone marrow and chips, the steak and chips are acceptable, the bone marrow is not, it’s over seasoned so tastes mostly of salt.
Dessert: The Pavlova is rock hard completely inedible, the worst pavlova I have ever eaten.
Our waiter was great and very accommodating of a large annoying group. But the food was just awful.