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42- 46 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1PN
The food was ok but the service was terrible. Trying to catch the attention of a waitress was near impossible (and there were loads of them and it was not busy!) It was also freezing inside. They were trying to set up some new bought little bar heaters but they barley took the edge off the chill.
Rather overpriced for what you get.
59 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1QZ
I believe that this Restaurant has changed owners (and names- now Guiseppes) We went for a friend's birthday and everything was decidedly average. Vegetarian options had meat in them, risotto more oily than oozy, Minestrone soup so salty it was inedible.
I won't go here again!
17 Corve Street, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1DA
Oh my goodness this restaurant was amazing! by far the best meal I have ever eaten. Has prompted fond reminiscing over the last Month after eating there. We took Mum and Dad here for a meal out and it truly was extraordinary. Service was fantastic, staff were attentive and yet not intrusive and the food, the food was just impeccable. We all had the tasting menu (to reduce fights) and there were about 8 courses. At first each morsel seemed rather small however by the end of it we were so stuffed that we practically rolled out of there.
As well as the best meal ever this was also the most expensive meal ever - however the quality and service more than justified the price. Start saving now and just go!
Ballinafad, . Recess
This Hotel was amazing! we stayed in the superior lake view rooms and they were very large! Housekeeping came through twice a day and turned down the bed at night. Robes provided and all the necessary amenities. The restaurant was lovely and the food superb. Staff were always smiling and seemed genuinely happy to help.
This hotel contains rustic country charm and despite the elegance was not too stuffy. Wellie boots line the walls of a coat cupboard and they cater for fishing and hunting holidays. (Dad had designs of learning salmon fishing after this visit!)
This is 5 star plus - expensive but very worth it!
22-24 Strand Road, Lochearnhead, Scotland BT48 7AB
This has to be one of the worst hotels I have stayed at in a long time. I was travelling with my parents and we had booked 2 double rooms. When we arrived at 5pm the rooms, in particular the bathrooms had not been cleaned properly. There were toothpaste stains in the bathroom cups, stains in the toilet bowl (eww) and in my parents room cigarette ash on the window sill (in a non smoking room) and the stale smell of the smoke in the room. not to mention the hair on the bathroom floor.
When they offered to move our rooms the suggested rooms were in an equally bad state! we asked to have our rooms cleaned but all they did was sweep the floors and remove the toilet stains.
The mattresses didn't have protectors on them and the rooms were really noisy facing the main street - We were there on a Sunday night so luckily the nightclub over the road was not running or I doubt I would have slept!
This hotel has serious issues with cleanliness. Rooms were dusty (we wrote 'clean me' in the dust on the TVs) I would not stay here until management addresses these problems.
The 2 good points - Rooms were a good size and mercifully the curtains were very good at blocking out the light.
If you do decide to stay then I suggest Breakfast in the pub next door this was fantastic and cheap only about 2GBP per head as opposed to the 6GBP they were charging in the hotel.
66 Chandos Place, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4HG
We went here for dinner for a friend's 'back in London' party and it was lovely. As we were a big group we got there quite early and managed to score the last large table! The staff were very accomodating locating extra chairs when non RSVP'd people showed up and wanted to join us. The food is pretty good value also. My fiance and I shared the tasting plate and we were both stuffed at the end of it.
Since dining here we bought the recipe book and have been feasting on Mexican food ever since!
66 Rue Courlancy, 51100 Reims
We booked in for a tour at this Chamoagne house and it was lovely. very personal. It was just our small group of four. As well as being shown through all of the chalk cave cellars we were taken through all of the vats and shown the production line of when they do the 'degourgement' of the bottles. Even scored a Champagne cork from before it gets squished into the bottle! we saw all of the labelling and how they do the huge bottles by hand. The lady running the tour had worked for Lanson for about 35 years and was very knowledgeable. The tour cost 8Euro per person and included a glass of bubbly at the end. This tour was much less commercial than some of the others that we went on and by far the most informative. If you can book in i recomend it!
34 Rue du Champs de Mars, 51053 Reims
We booked in here for a tour and tasting and it was an interesting experience. Mumm is one of the larger Chanpagne houses in the region and they run a very commercial style tour and tasting. it cost 20Euro for the Grand Cru tasting tour which gave you 2 glasses of bubbly at the end of the tour (one of the premium Grand Cru and the other a rose). There would have been about 20 people in the tour group and the guide walked us through the chalk 'caves' after a 10 minute promotional video. Although shown through the cellars the tour was rather limited compared to others we went on - and rather pricy considering. However we were with good friends so drinking bubbly out in the sunshine on holidays - can't go to far wrong!
16 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NJ
cheap and Cheerful. We wound up here after there was over an hour wait for wahaka and over 20 minute wait for Nandos (I Know!!) but we got a table here straight away. Service was speedy though without so much as a smile and the waitress did have her ipod headphones wrapped around her neck the whole time (one of my pet hates).
Food was ok. We had the prawn salad and then the green chicken curry. The prawn salad tasted as if the sauce was made with a liberal dash of supermarket brand sweet Chili sauce. The green curry was better though a little light on the chicken to be honest.
They tack on the service charge automatically on the bill at the end - which I do find a bit cheeky. Anyway we were in and out quickly fed and able to join our mates back in the pub for another drink!
1 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 4PP
Had quite a lovely dinner here last night. Serving sizes were not huge but were very tasty. we had 3 of the starters, King Prawns, The lamb parcels and an aubergine dip. For mains I had the seared tuna and my fiance had the lamb cubes. For me the tuna was cooked perfectly charred on the outside and raw in the middle however the better dish was the lamb which was so moist and tender. We shared a desert of stuffed dates with roasted almonds and this was absolutely delicious!
The decor was intimate and lit with morroccan style lights which cast a romantic glow everywhere. Rosepetals were scattered down the stairs and over the tables.
When we first entered we were presented with the set menu selection. We didn't know that they did a la carte untill the people on the table next to us, told us that this was the case. So placing our order took a little while as we waited for the menu. One of our choices of starter was not available - the hollumi, and neither was our first choice of wine.
Bathrooms were cute (well the ladies' was- can't speak on behalf of the mens!) bowls full of floating flowers and candles.
When the dancers came out at 8pm the lights were dimmed and the music was turned up and it did make conversation difficult. Maybe this would have gone down better if the restaurant was fuller and people had a few more drinks in them however at 8 the place was a bit too empty. There were 2 different dancers one upstairs and one downstairs and they were lovely - managed to get a few people up and dancing with them also.
Service was good when we were there. The manager came to check on us a couple of times and the waitress continually topped up our glasses with the wine and water.
Overall a lovely - if a bit pricey - evening.
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