Leng Montgomery's Qype reviews
6-8 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR
Leng Montgomery wrote on 7 April 2011 (updated on 23 May 2011)
I had a sausage and chips in here with my Ma and it was rather pleasant. Fish looked good too but I felt like having a true regression meal of sausage, chips and a coke.
We also ordered some curry sauce. Being a northerner by blood I do like my curry sauce, but my goodness this was awful. Chip shop curry sauce is meant to be tacky but the only places who seem to get it right are Chinese fish and chip shops.
Still everything else we had was lovely. Service friendly and I did like that people were dressed in a retro way. For this area it's nice to have a proper chippy that gives you massive portions and a good healthy dose of nostalgia in every bite.
But in a southern way. They can't get the curry sauce right.
5 Steward Street, London E1 6FQ
Leng Montgomery wrote on 26 July 2010
I love burritos beyond measure. Having been spoiled for life after two trips to San Francisco I find myself constantly hunting for what feels like a burrito that can match up to the ones I like over there.
Please note that the best burrito is found in the Mission District of San Fran. But now dear old London is starting to catch onto what the burrito thing is all about and it's a case of about time too!
The things that mean a London burrito will ever be a San Fran one is down to something geographically out of our control. We don't get avocados and produce like they get in California. I love Californian avocado. It has a particular buttery and flavorsome quality that you just don't quite get over here. Same applies to the tomatoes too and other key components of Burritos.
That aside we are learning how to make good mexican food at long last! The quality of ingredients at Poncho are excellent as is the choice of chilli and freshness of the salsa. I also like the loyalty card scheme. It is also worth queuing for as you won't be disappointed. Although I tend to go in the middle of the afternoon, just after the lunchtime rush as it means I can sit down and have a near religious experience with enjoying my sacred burrito and teleporting myself back to the memories of California I fondly have with each bite.
15-17 Eldon Street, Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7LA
Leng Montgomery wrote on 27 August 2009
I went a week ago and I can’t say I was overly impressed. Having recently come back from Madrid I knew there would be a difference in the food slightly but everything seemed to have been previously frozen and then deep fried or it came out of a sweaty packet.
Nothing tasted overly fresh but it was a little on the greasy side and the oil in which it had been fried in seemed to taste a little old too.
The only saving grace was the 50% voucher but at the same time if we would have been paying full price we would have been paying for something I wouldn’t like to serve to someone I didn’t like.
The service was also a little ropey too and I can’t say I will be back.
88-90 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6LY
Leng Montgomery wrote on 9 March 2009
I went here yesterday using one of those buy one get one free vouchers, so in terms of value for money this place gets a tick. The food was also lovely, my friend and I both had a pizza, she opted for the piccante and I had a cotto. The base was lovely as was the sauce and toppings, just the right amount of cheese made this a very lovely pizza. Strada’s pizza blows pizza express out of the water.
So reading this why have I given it 3 stars? The service.
I had to ask for a drink twice as the staff appeared to have “forgot” and then I got very frustrated when I wanted the bill. We had to ask on numerous occasions and I looked at my watch and it took them just over 15 minutes to finally sort the bill to which they got wrong! We had handed them the voucher which was massive and in red and still they tried to charge us full whack, then to add insult to injury when it became obvious we weren’t going to be paying a tip, the waiter asked why and seemed perplexed that we hadn’t had good service!
I found it quite remarkable that he was alert enough to look for where his tip was but prior to that, couldn’t be bothered to bring our drinks or even our bill.
The other elements of this branch of Strada were perfect, just such a shame about the really bad service they have there.
157a Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ
Leng Montgomery wrote on 21 February 2009
I agree with ricard. The food here is great but it is so expensive and I do feel it is over priced for what you get. The likes of Jay Rayner love it, but then wouldn’t anyone if they could put every meal they eat on their expenses?
For the price, the service you get is not very amazing. I would rather buy some steaks from the Ginger Pig and cook them myself.