I'm Sanjit Chudha from London. I've been Qyping since 23-05-2008
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Rodborough Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 5DE
Cela pourrait être une quatre étoiles, même un hôtel cinq étoiles mais sa gestion le fait dégringoler .... Bêtement.
L'enregistrement a très bien été géré. Le bar était excellent avec une grande variété de bières et des vins bien choisis tous à des prix raisonnables. Les plats au bar surpassaient tous ceux que j’ai déjà goutés (rien d’industriel. La saucisse et la purée avec la Sauce à l’oignon Rouge !) - c'était vraiment étonnant (nous avons eu du pouding de queue de bœuf avec de la purée de BTW).
Le décor dans l’ensemble était juste super; attrayant et amusant tout en étant moderne et élégant.... C’est un super endroit.
Les chambres à coucher (nous sommes restés dans la partie moderne et spacieuse accolée à la partie ancienne) étaient très confortables… jusqu'à ce que le bruit commence.
Comme je regrette de ne pas m’être plaint! Bruits affreux : des gens à côté qui crachaient sur les gens essayant d'entrer de l’autre côté et réalisant qu'ils ne pouvaient pas et le personnel essayant alors de défoncer la porte .... Tout le temps le chien (qui était enfermé dans un local) pleurait et geignait .... Tout ce que je voulais c’était dormir (moi et ce chien étions sur la même longueur d'ondes).
Le petit-déjeuner du matin après cette mauvaise nuit était relaxant par sa qualité et l’attention apportée sur les détails. C’était vraiment superbe et servi avec goût.
L'insonorisation à l'Ours de Rodborough et les serrures des chambres représentaient clairement un problème. Nous avons même entendu dire que les membres du personnel essayaient de défoncer la porte soit disant.
Le vrai problème semble être celui de la gestion. Actuellement l'Ours de Rodborough obtient un rang de 3 étoiles de l'AA. Pourtant, le personnel démontre une expérience qui pourrait facilement correspondre à 4, voir même 5 étoiles. (Les gestionnaires: faites votre travail) ... réparez les serrures et l'insonorisation!
Rodborough Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 5DE
This could be a four star, even a five star hotel, but its management lets it down . . . . badly.
Check-in was delightfully handled. The bar was excellent with a great range of ales and well chosen wines all at reasonable prices. Bar food blew away any other I’ve had (no generic Brake Bros. Sausage and Mash with Red Onion Gravy here!) - it was truly amazing (we had oxtail pudding with mash BTW).
The decor of the whole place was just super; arresting and fun yet stylish and elegant too . . . . a proper grown-up place this.
The bedrooms (we stayed in the commodious modern block attached to the old inn) were stylishly done and comfortable . . . . . . . . . . till the noise started.
How I wish I didn’t have to moan, but I must! Dreadful noises: From the people next door peeing and flushing to the people on the other side trying to get in and realising that they couldn’t and the staff then trying to break the door down . . . . all the while the dog (which was in said locked and inaccessible room) was crying and whining (as you probably would) . . . . I just wanted to sleep (me and aforementioned dog were on about the same wavelength).
Breakfast the morning after this trauma was soothing in its quality and attention to detail. It was truly superb and charmingly served.
Soundproofing at The Bear of Rodborough and the locks to the rooms are clearly a problem. We even heard the staff members trying to break the door down say so!
Poor management seems the issue here. Currently The Bear of Rodborough gets a 3 star rating from the AA. Yet, the staff are delivering an experience that easily rates 4, even 5 stars. Managers, do your duty . . . fix the locks and the soundproofing!
44 Black Jack Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2AA
Jacks Cafe is lovely.
To describe the cakes as luscious is spot-on. Victoria Sponge oozed cream and strawberry jam . . . Chocolate Cake dripped with chocolate icing and sprinkles . . . These are cakes made by someone that loves, nay worships, cakes!
Located near the Bathurst Estate and Corinium Museum, Jacks Cafe is a much needed stop for sustenance. They also serve good soups and sarnies and do a nice line in tea and coffee.
Service was good. Prices were modest. An English delight. Much appreciated!
6 Poland Street, London W1F 8PS
30-11-2008 (updated on 22-01-2009)
A great place for a quiet couple of drinks, or cocktails, if you’re in the West End. Great location on Poland Street. Good cocktail list. Reasonable selection of good wines.
Service good in the main, with the odd spell of slowness (I’ve never encountered ill-humoured service here though).
The bar in the basement, so it’s not ideal for anyone who needs help to get about or is in a wheelchair.
Food is available upstairs at tables and is pretty good. Downstairs it’s more 'finger food’ but just as nice.
Vivo is perfect of you want to avoid over crowded central London bars but still sample the vibe.
UPDATE - As of 20 January, Vivo seems to have closed down.
11 Lewis Grove, Lewisham, London SE13 6BG
Excellent Turkish food served diligently and at a bargain price. There is a selection of stews available, served with Rice and fresh salad. Platters of kebabs are also available.
All in, we’ve tended to eat really well here for less than £8 a head (with drinks). The Lahmacun (pronounced lama-choon) are flat breads topped with minced lamb, tomato paste and parsley . . . . and are divine.
We’ve never yet been disappointed. Levante is excellent. What’s more, when you’re done here pop a couple of doors up Lewis Grove to Genaro’s superb Italian Deli or buy your fruit and veg from the excellent Lewisham Market.
8 Pall Mall, St. James, London SW1Y 5NG
I’ve read the negative reviews. Our experience was far from negative. Brasserie Roux is delightful.
The decor is very French; there are visual puns galore in the paintings displayed on the walls; the colour combinations are striking (like 18th century Versailles bling). But this is to be expected, at Brasserie Roux you leave London and enter a smart Parisian restaurant.
The food was lovely. There were threee of us dining on Boxing Day. The crowd was anything but 'suits’ and was mostly composed of families out for a nice post-Christmas do. To start one of us had a divine, soft, fish mousse packed with flavour and with a light airy consistency. Another had a ceaser salad (which drew much praise). The third (me) had scallops with black pudding in apple sauce which sounded an odd combo but was in fact divine. The black pudding was melt in the mouth, the scallops similarly so.
Mains followed (and came accompanied with the Sommelier’s recommended wines) smartly. Duck for one and Venison for two. Delicious. The duck reportedly had the right 'gamey’ quality but reatined succulence whilst the venison was beautifully combined with a sweetish pickled red cabbage. We all had the Rum Baba with pineapple for dessert - again, delicious.
Service was charming: Smart, crisp and friendly attention to the details with a relaxed formality that the French do with great style.
We repaired to the bar for a last drink (again, charmingly presented by informed staff) before heading home. The bill was graciously transferred to the bar so we only had to pay once; minimum fuss, maximum pleasure.
We really enjoyed Brasserie Roux. Of course, it’s always possible that the poor reviews from 2007 on Qype may have played a part in improvements . . . . . who knows? :-) What is certain is that the food and service here are top notch and are done with charming style.
4 Boulevard Maréchal Joffre, 11100 Narbonne
19-08-2008 (updated on 19-12-2008)
Great regional french food served with minimal pretension but maximum flavour. Le Petit Comptoir is one of Narbonne’s draws.
Situated close to the main Market of Narbonne (a draw in it’s own right) and not far from the Lapidary Museum (another atttraction containing relics of Narbonne’s Roman past) this should be part of your itinerary when visiting.
It’s not super cheap - this isn’t McDonald’s - and it isn’t super expensive either - the food and wine here is well worth it.
Goodge Place, London W1T 3JJ
Good value and a great selection for sure. Prices are very reasonable (in the £3.50-£5 range for a filling lunch). Vegetarians are well catered for.
The traffic noise and hubbub from nearby Goodge St is a slight distraction from the good food on offer, but not a serious problem.
Nice to have such a wide-ranging and affordable selection in one location.
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T 7LQ
I’m with Darika on this - a lovely place. Great cakes, pastries, tarts and pies all more affordable than appearances might suggest. The perfect place to get a box of 'treat’ cakes, as a 'thank you’ or a 'get well’ maybe.
Bugsby's Way, Holiday Inn Express, London SE10 0GD
London’s best Chinese eatery? Quite possibly. This place is more a dining hall rather than a restaurant and I don’t mean it badly.
The food and service here is lovely. This is a place to go to with lots of friends or family - it’s happy and alive in a way that the term 'restaurant’ does not imply.
The Dim Sum are lovely. We started with a hot and sour soup. The Taro croquettes were lovely with dash of soy and chilli. Beancurd with prawn and egg was similarly crisp and clean flavoured. The beef with greens were delicious and came in a steamer with prawn and chive parcels . . . . . yummy.
All in, we shared 7 Dim Sum, Jasmine tea and had two starters and the bill came to around £13.50 each with service. What’s not to like?
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