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Jubilee House Denmark Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 7BN
I have been to this shop twice when I saw a show with the 2 hairy bikers mentioning it. Although they have decent prices on pasta and other things, I find the wine very expensive. The reason that I am writing this however is of a different nature. The first time I went in the middle of February I bought 4 bottle of olive oil as they were on special offer. Normally I look at the expiring date but for some reasons I forgot even when I tasted the oil at home and had a strange after taste. Anyway few days ago by accident I looked at the last bottle remaining and the expiring date read October 2012. I sent them an email more than 2 weeks ago via their website and I never got a reply. I rang them up few minutes ago and the person that answered was extremely rude and said that it was impossible that the oil was expired then he told me that it was my fault that I didn't check and he didn't have time to waste. I don’t think I will rush back any time soon to shop there again!
80 Wardour St, London W1F 0TE
17 Tower Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7AT
We sat down and we ordered a potted crab and a mix of smoked fish for a starter which were served on very arty plates. The fish was at its freshest although there was a little accident as I found a couple of bits of shell in my crab (although unpleasant this shows it was freshly prepared). I called the manager and he was very apologetic and he said he would take the dish off the bill. For a main course we had fish and chips and a steamed plaice with veggie. Once in your mouth you didn’t have to do anything it just melted like ice cream. We had a bottle of sparkling mineral water, their own brand which was also very good, not too fizzy - like a lot of brands, that once drunk you feel that you can take off !!!
The bread (we could see had at least 6 different types of loaf, tasted like the oven was next door and at 50 PENCE PER SERVING !!! In London it would have been the same price we paid for the starter here. The bill come to £ 35 without the Crab dish which would have made it £ 42. An absolute bargain for fish at such a level. One minor point. The music in the background was in a kind of loop as it played the same song for the whole of the hour we stayed. I suppose we were too busy stuffing ourselves to notice it earlier. We will go back anytime we are in the area. This is a top notch Fish Restaurant.
61 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 6HS
I went to Camisa a couple of months ago as I haven’t been there for sometimes. I used to go there regularly in the past then Major supermarkets started to stock good quality Italian products. Therefore I go less and less now. What a disappointment it was in terms of prices which went from being reasonable years ago to quite expensive nowadays. Another thing, which is the stronghold of Italian products “La Pasta " was very poorly represented in terms of different shapes and brands. Nowadays they seem to stock mainly Barilla, not quite the apotheosis of pasta when English supermarkets seems to stock De Cecco, (even though with limited choice of shapes). At £ 1.40 for a 500g packet of Barilla at Camisa this is no competition in spending £ 1.56 for the De Cecco one!!! It is like comparing Starbucks and Café` Vergnano in the coffee arena!!!
Anyway I went there mainly to get a panino of some sort as the weather was quite nice so I could have lunch in the near Soho Square. The exchange (in Italian) between me and the shop assistant went more or less like this: SA: Can I help you?
Me: Yes, can I have a piece of focaccia with mozzarella (at this point I asked if they had a buffalo one and she replied: of course then buffalo it is!) tomato and basil. It cost £ 3.50. Fair enough with buffalo I thought. I went to sit in the square and at my first mouthful, I noticed the alien like absence of " Sapore". The flavour of buffalo mozzarella was like drinking solidified water. I cannot imagine the outcome had I chosen a normal mozzarella!!! I come from the temple of buffalo mozzarella, where a well known producer recently said no to a demand from The VATICAN to supply them regularly with BM so as not to undermine the quality of their product. The tomato and focaccia was in the same league. The only thing I could taste was the basil! Sorry but nowadays you can not get away with this when the quality of food has improved beyond recognition in the UK, especially in London – that includes eating in pubs or restaurants.
Piazza San Marco 120, unter den Arkaden am Markusplatz, Venezia
I went to Florian few days ago in the morning for the first time even though I have been to Venice quite a few times. I just had a cappuccino infact I didn't even look at the menu'. Cost 15 Euros including the orchestra. I totally agree with u my fellows reviewer, or at least in parts. Let's do the discectomy. The orchestra costs 6 Euros, if u stay for an hour as I did, (I think my last drop of cappuccino went below 10 degrees!!) think of it like attending a mini concert in which case I think is a fair price. The cappuccino costs 9 Euros wich is a good cappuccino but not the best I ever head, 7 times the price u pay in an ordinary bar. Now if u seat in a place which has nearly 300 years of History overlooking San Mark's Square, The Basilica and the Doge's Palace with the orchestra, do I need to say more? I know u miss Starbuck, u sad people with their bucket style cappuccinos and their over roasted coffee and burnt milk that requires 25 teaspoons of sugar to make it palatable!!! Yes I am prepared to shell out 15 euros for a cappuccino and a life time experience. What I am not prepared to pay even 10 pences for a cappuccino that has the qualities above described, sorry I forgot that u pay for the Sofas!!! Will I go there again? probably not, besides u don'g go there for a meal unless u are really nuts! I am more than glad that I did tough.
4 Macclesfield St, London W1D 6AX
15 Hoxton Market, Shoreditch, London N1 6HG
My Girlfriend and I went to this restaurant for lunch a couple of weeks ago after strolling in Spitafield Market. I am not a fan of chains at all but I went for it. The food overall was pretty good. The Babaganoush was excellent served with some fried flat fresh bread (No idea how Greek that was) but was very tasty. The Salt Cod, Grilled Octopus, Grilled Kalamari and Loukaniko Country Sausage yummy. The salt cod melted in my mouth and the Kalamari were very BBQ. Although full of flavour the octopus was a bit Chevy and the Loukaniko was very gamy and it tasted more like mutton then pork but improved with the relish. The price was decent. Probably I will go back!
26 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR
152 West End Lane,West Hampstead, London NW6 1SD
Last Tuesday evening I went to this restaurant after mentioning it to my work colleague and friend and she replied that she had been there quite a number of times and that I would love it. I must confess my last experience with Vietnamese food was a long time ago and it was not a particularly enjoyable one. There is no justification for someone like me that loves good food no matter where it comes from to wait such a long time to give it another shot. We got there at around 6.30 and the first impression of the restaurant was the very pleasant décor, easy on the eye. They have got a few tables for 2 and some of them are large communal tables.
My colleague trusted me in choosing the majority of the dishes. I ordered 4 starters and 2 mains.
When the starters arrived just the look of them were shouting freshness.
We started to tuck into the 2 cold ones first and what a start that was! As soon the Summer Roll (I need to apologise in using the translation because I am not very good at finding all the dots and bits on my Pc) hit the taste buds I was entranced and felt I was being transported to Vietnam. Just to think about it now brings tears to my eyes. It is amazing how a tiny dish can evoke such a sublimanization of the senses. Anyway the Green Papaya Salad followed suit and that was good too. I loved the Hot Vietnamese Spring Roll but was not too crazy on Stuffed Calamari. I found them a touch too reach on the palate. Then I went for the quintessential Pho, as I thought you can’t go to a Vietnamese restaurant and not have such dish. I must say I am not a great fun of broth based dish and Infact it didn’t do much for me. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying that it wasn’t good it is just that it isn’t for me. My friend had Stir fry beef noodles and I tried a mouthful and that was delicious. We then went on the Ladudu Pandan and coconut fresh ice cream which although nice and fresh I was not too excited about it. As the evening went on the place started to fill up quickly and by 9 o clock when we left it was packed. Do I want to come back? YES!!!!!! If not only for the Summer roll, it would be worth the trip and also I am planning to try other starters. Thank you for such an ASTONISHING MEAL !!!!!!
833 Harrow Road, London NW10 5NH
I went to this Restaurant last Thursday and I am so happy I did. The food was “Extraordinaire”. I love Thai and unfortunately for various reasons I haven’t been to a Thai restaurant for some time but Boy, this compensated for lost time! First they served Thai Chilli Rice Crackers (which were much more flavoursome than the usual Chinese ones) then we had a mixed platter for 2 as a starter plus 2 Pad Thai and a fried Tilapia. I always find something to say flavour wise regarding the food, but in this case the meal was spot on, service very friendly, everything was top notch. And to make things better there is a BYO policy and the delicious food was washed down with a nice bottle of Prosecco brought from home. One tiny criticism maybe was the waiting time and surrounding area outside, but who cares I come for food quality! If I want to please my visual senses, I would go to an Art Gallery! Notwithstanding that, the dish itself is a visual experience!