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36 High Street, Redhill, Surrey RH1 3EA
No nonsense barber in Merstham, providing good haircuts for £9.
What sets them apart? They’re generally busy whenever I go in, which is a great sign, but even if you have to wait for a bit you’ll often be offered a cuppa while you wait and you can always have a play on the XBox they’ve got there. There’s usually decent music playing. Obviously how decent you think the music is depends on your taste, but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were playing last time I was there.
There’s limited parking directly outside the shop, or you can park round the corner on one of the side streets in one of the free bays. Alternatively, if you commute from Merstham station, you could always pop in during late opening on Thursdays.
11 Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7AD
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Agree completely with the previous review. Order arrived with wrong items and then no replacements available. You're better off sticking to take-home pizzas from the local supermarket.
2-4 London Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 9AN
I so wanted to love this restaurant because I'd heard such good things about it but came away disappointed. The food is ok enough - I like the fact that the meat comes from the local butcher (who's about 20 yards down the road) and the veg is locally sourced - but it wasn't anything I didn't think I could cook as well, if not better, myself at home, and while the service generally was brilliant, lovely and friendly, the way they dealt with a particular problem with my dessert (see below) means I'm unlikely to return.
So, on the plus side, my starter of home-cured sardines was wonderful. My duck main course was very good but I've had to deduct one star from the rating because the roast magret showed signs of not having been rested quite enough. Another five minutes or so of resting the meat might have helped to lose the slight chewiness present. For the price (about £17, I think), I expect better. The duck confit was well cooked, though.
I've deducted another star because of the shard of hard plastic I found in my cherry sorbet. Now, I realise that sometimes these things happen in the kitchen, so I didn't go nuts about it. However, I kind of wish I had, because at no stage was there any offer of a discount off the bill or perhaps drinks on the house, as some recompense. My experience in other restaurants is that some reparation's been made voluntarily where a mistake has been made or there's been an accident, even for something as trivial as a spilt drink. At The Westerly, because I've been reasonable and non-shouty, I feel like they've thought, "No harm done. We'll just send the waitress over to apologise and that will do." Unfortunately, the harm done is that I'm now unlikely to return - not because I think I might choke on some foreign object in my dessert - but because I don't feel like they valued me properly as a paying customer.
I think part of the problem is that I went in with high expectations, so I hope that if you are going, this review helps to lower them to more reasonable levels. The Westerly's not going to wow anyone but if you want decent straightforward high-cost bistro fare, you'll probably be ok here.
215 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7TG
Came here with a couple of friends who have just moved into Tooting and are checking out the local curry houses, of which there are many.
Premises were canteen like but very clean, service was excellent and friendly, and, most importantly, the food was top drawer. The recommended starter - Al Mirage fish - was succulent with a beautiful spicy crust. For my main, I had the balti lamb jalfrezi which was divine. Milder than most jalfrezis I've ever had, but incredibly flavoursome. The lamb was lovely and tender, something you can only achieve with good ingredients and excellent cooking.
6a Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7BG
This is a lovely little deli with very friendly personal service.
You can get lovely lunchtime baguettes made with fresh ingredients (the rare beef and horseradish baguette is a particular favourite of mine) and there's a nice variety of home-made cakes to choose from. The cakes vary from day to day, so you know they're fresh and there's no real chance of getting bored. Bad for the waistline, great for the tastebuds. Apart from home-made soup, there's also the usual deli things to buy like cheese, posh crisps and snacks.
One of the great things about visiting small places like this is that you get proper personal service, too.
During the week (Monday to Thursday), there's usually an offer of the day to make it even more worthwhile going.
15-21 Ganton Street, Soho, London W1F 9BN
Had high hopes for Cha Cha Moon based on recent reviews but I left disappointed. The mooli was too soggy and hadn't been fried enough, so was lacking delicious crunch. The wonton noodles was hit and miss: the wonton dumplings themselves were really good; alas, the soup itself lacked depth of flavour and tasted more like it was hot water flavoured with soy sauce, rather than a stock-based soup. Given the prices - high for this kind of food - I expect more.
Won't be going again.
65a High Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 9AE
Cook sells high quality frozen ready meals made with ingredients you'd use at home. It's a slightly unusual experience if you don't know what to expect, as basically it's a shop full of freezer cabinets. They do sell a few snacks but the main business is frozen food. The staff here are really friendly and helpful.
There's a good selection of different types of meal – from shepherds pie to a more exotic stuff like curries – and all in portion sizes for one person up to 4-6 people. Desserts are also on offer.
You can also get good children's meals here, where they hide the veg and reduce (or even eliminate) any added salt/sugar.
I got a turkey crown here for Christmas and it was delicious, better than I would have managed had I done it myself (and I consider myself to be pretty nifty at Christmas dinner). The accompanying veg - roast spuds, cabbage/bacon/pine nuts, parmesan parsnips - also went down very well.
The price reflects the quality and convenience on offer, but if you're cash-rich/time-poor and want something that's a cut above the bog standard M&S stuff, you can't really go wrong here.
93 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V 1DW
Been here at different times - quiet lunchtimes and a busy Saturday night - and been really happy every time.
My last visit involved me revising a booking upwards for a Saturday night with only two hours' notice, but there was no hint of it being anything other than a pleasure. On arrival, I discovered that my European guests had arrived over an hour early due to a time zone mix-up but they'd been looked after really well. If anything, the waitress was more concerned about them maybe being stood up rather than them arriving too early.
Food here is top notch. The 'Ottoman's Feast' set menu gives you a great selection of hot and cold mezze, which we'd have happily eaten as a meal in itself. The mains of various succulent meats are lovely. If you've got any room for the desserts, they also hit the spot.
Lovely atmosphere, lovely food, lovely service. You really can't go wrong here.
75 High Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 9AE
I was bit disappointed with this place, having read the previous reviews.
The service is excellent and prices keen, so I have no complaints there; it's just that the food was a bit disappointing. The starter of a lamb and vegetable broth was light, yet flavoursome, and an excellent appetiser.
So it was disappointing that my curry main course was just so bland. I was really hoping for something very different to the usual curries, but I could easily have imagined getting something similar from an Indian takeaway. My wife's noodle dish was reminiscent of chicken chow mein you'd get from the Chinese takeaway.
Having never eaten Nepalese cuisine before, I can't tell if it was just bad luck or if they've blanded everything down for the local Reigate crowd. A real shame.
60 Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2HW
Fairly decent business hotel in a quiet location not far from the centre of Birmingham. The rooms lack character, what with being the standard business box, but they're clean and the beds are big. Decent in-room entertainment is provided by an iMac which you can use as a TV or in normal Mac mode. I'd be very happy to stay here on business again.
- dodgy wifi, which was up and down like the proverbial whore's drawers.
- service to the meeting rooms during the day is really slow. We waited 30 mins for a standard coffee and a pot of tea to be delivered to the room we were in, and even then there was no milk for the tea.
- it's nice and quiet - even though the hotel was full, I didn't get a sense of it being heaving, and it's just far enough off the main street not to have through traffic.
- the restaurant's reasonably priced (I had a set three course meal for a £18.95) and the food's quite nice, albeit under-seasoned.
- the staff are very friendly.
- it's in a great location - just 10-15 minutes walk from New Street station/the Bullring.
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