A gem of a review as ever!
South Bank, London
Westminster Bridge Road, Riverside Building County Hall, London SE1 7PB
- Waterloo Station (0.4 km)
- Westminster Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Waterloo Railway Station (0.2 km)
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020 7928 1232
5 reviews of McDonald's Restaurants in English
Also ich kann mich den Schwärmereien in englischer Sprache nicht anschließen. Nach dem London Eye wollten meine Kinder unbedingt zu Mc Donalds und leider habe ich eingewilligt. Auch um 20.00 Uhr noch ewig lange Schlangen und wenig motivierte Mitarbeiter. Hauptsache schnell abgewickelt und nicht lange nachgefragt ob man die Bestellung richtig verstanden hat. Die doofen Touristen kommen ja sowieso nicht mehr wieder. Qualität vom Essen war ok, aber wenn man Gerichte eingepackt bekommt, die man nicht bestellt hat…. Diskussion zwecklos, auch wenn man der englischen Sprache mächtig ist,weil hinten die Meute drängt und die Mitarbeiter so tun als könnten sie nicht bis drei zählen.
Außerdem hatten wir auch schon bezahlt, Cola gab es auch nicht mehr. Dann lieber etwas mehr ausgeben und “was Gescheites” in netter Atmosphäre essen!
The McDonalds in County Hall must be one of the busiest outlets in Central London. They have a lot of tables and chairs outside where you can grab your favourite burger and take in the views by the Thames. That is probably what lured me in the first time we were in the area.
There is always a massive queue but luckily it moves quite quickly and there are more tha enough tables and chairs on the ground floor and in the basement. Staff members are always on hand clearing tables so that people can sit down and enjoy their food.
McDonalds know how to keep their customers happy as they seem to revamp the store every now and then to make it brand new and trendy. The bathrooms were clean, makes a good change as fast food restaurants always have filthy bathrooms.
This McDonald’s restaurant is so much popular for its service, the staff, the food. Although it very crowded that it sometimes becomes difficult to get seats but for such a good quality of food you can put that to excuse. This is always busy as there is a regular flow of customers all the time. But i think there is much crowd here due to the quality of food that is offered here and it is tasty too. The service is very fast you don’t have to wait too long for your order which is the thing i like most about this restaurant. This is not the case with other retaurants. Overall i rate it as 10/10.
You know, I have to tip my hat off to McDonald’s. Like most institutions that have been in existence for a long time, it’s a great big bulls eye for criticism.
And, conscious of it’s ubiquitous proliferation in every space in every town, city and country,it has at least tempered it’s image.
Whether through choice or not, it listened to those vitriolic voices that campaigned against it’s unhealthy foods and some would say, unethical, attempts at global brand world domination and tempered its ways.
McDonald’s is embracing a new branding. It’s more self-conscious of it’s image, unashamedly so, but at least this has resulted in a “trendier” facelift.
Gone are the primary colours of yesteryear, to be replaced by softer and more subtle shading. Cheap plastic and Hamburglers and even the (I can admit it now) slightly sinister Ronald McDonald (clowns freak me out).
Aware that today’s fast-food doesn’t have to compromise on taste by espousing a healthier salt content, it has publicly recycled it’s menu and provided healthier alternatives to it’s usual fare.
And much like the way the East was opened up to the West with the fall of Communism, the Berlin Wall of silence has fallen and buyers can find out how many calories are in those Big Macs.
McDonald’s doesn’t operate as a franchise any longer, it’s maintaing more control over what it delivers customers and how it delivers it.
So, what do all these changes spell for the average consumer who wants to enjoy a Big Mac much like they did in the “bad old days”?
Well, it means before gorging on a tasty burger you’ll be ladened with facts and figures about what you’re eating - so you’ll be a better informed, if still unhealthy diner.
You’ll have more variety and “healthier” (i.e. less calorific) alternative to choose from, should guilt consume you post work-out.
You’ll also be able to enjoy a nicer ambience should you choose to eat-in and not take-out.
Cheap, cheerful and despite the face-lifts, still fundamentally the same place we know and love (and hate). Albeit more style conscious and physiologically geared in catering for 21st Century eating habits.
I can only commend McDonald’s abandonment of Ronald for a more mature setup (targetting kids specifically is always a souring ploy, if not exactly unique to McDonald’s).
I will take umbridge, however, in its use of the term “Restaurant” in the rebranded name.
Whilst I have no doubts, that this is a transparent method of publicly acknowledging itself as a more adult and responsible McDonalds, evolved from yesteryear and a real alternative to any eating establishment - it is certainly a misnomer.
Personally, I’ll stop short of calling it a “restaurant” just as I’ll stop short of labelling the 16 year olds who grill the burgers as “chefs”.
Part of its charm is of course, that it has none. And a Burger by any other name is a Burger.
Base food for our sometimes baser instincts and McDonald’s does it (on the whole) better than most.
Sanjit Chudha, 23 October 2008:
David watkins, 26 October 2008:
excellent review. although personally i can’t stand macdonalds, lol
rockerruss555, 11 January 2010:
Hello and how are you from the USA?.... McDonald's here in the US is America's most popular past time eatery. What's the past time eatery in the UK?....
i love this place so much,that i have been made the man of the year for my patronage,apart from the crowd and the long queue,the service is excellent and the staff are really nice and polite,quality of food guaranteed.
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