Urbanite's Qype reviews
145 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PA
Urbanite wrote on 18 September 2009
A big group of us piled in here on a Wednesday night and they neatly set up a 16-seater while we slipped in sneaky orders for Happy hour which ended at 8. This includes two types of beers and a select few cocktails including mojitos (£7, 2-4-1).
We were seated in a booth in the basement but didn't have the typical dreary basement character and the booth was fun because you had control of your own lighting and speakers which was pretty nifty.
They speakers spew out fun hits from the 90s as we ordered our starters and mains and got dressed in our bibs.
The onion loaf was a hit with some, a big oily lump for others. The ribs were pretty good but not amazing, but the staff and ambience at least made up for it so we had a really good night.
1 Belgrave Gardens, London NW8 0QY
Urbanite wrote on 14 September 2009
Not the most attractive joint in town and so probably safer to get delivery rather than sit on the metal chairs against a wall in a shabby little room and worry where your food comes from.
It seemed ridiculously cheap to me, until I realised the rice and noodles were separate (no I’m clearly not a regular chinese food scoffer) but prices were still decent. The food itself left a little to be desired I thought - I had the sweet and sour prawn with a portion of dumplings to share and while it wasn’t bad, it certinaly wasn’t memorable. I’m sure there are a few better options around town, but a cheap one if you happen to live next door and you have a broken leg and live alone and don’t have a phone. I hope there is not actually a person like this next door or I’d feel pretty bad.