5 reviews of The Slug And Lettuce in English
This Slug & Lettuce is found along the riverside area of the Oracle amongst all the other restaurants. It looks splendid in its gallery images on its website. Once inside for real, it’s not quite the same story.
We were greeted by a rather poorly presented and brusque floor manager (?) in a casual short-sleeved shirt. He chose a table near to the door as being best for us with our pram, but said it needed cleaning. We chose another table.
That wasn’t the cleanest either. Almost sticky, and the menus were certainly past their best, all sticky and stained.
But our young waitress was a beaming breath of fresh air, luckily. The best part of our visit.
My Falafel burger was three little bread-crumbed squishy falafel on the meanest smear of sweet chilli sauce. Very basic. It came with half-cold fries and tasteless coleslaw on a plate that hadn’t been warmed.
The place filled up though. It seemed popular. I’ve no idea why. We had a 25% off voucher that made our visit more palatable. We keep trying Slug & Lettuce venues. This is my third. I suppose we’re lured back by vouchers, thinking we might find a good one. We haven’t yet.
Food, never special. And their furniture, menus and chairs always feel like they need taking to the tip. We never feel ‘sticky’ putting our elbows on the table at places like Strada, Zizzi, Cafe Rouge, or many others.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the slug and lettuce. Our waitress was friendly and warm, and unlike other restaurants did not attempt to force any food choices upon you. The setting was exquisite be the riverside and there was a very laid back feel within the restaurant. The food was warm and tasty, and the drinks were large and were not watery. What makes this even better was the fact that on a Monday all the food is half price, so we received even better value for our money at a restaurant that was very reasonably priced to begin with. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to have a relaxing meal or drink in reading.
I found this place to be thoroughly disappointing.
We had to wait for ages to be served and then even longer for our food to actually arrive, it wasn’t particularly busy but the staff just seemed like they couldn’t be bothered, 3 out of the 4 staff out front actually went outside for a cigarette break while we were waiting to be served!
When the food eventually arrived, it was cold!
when we paid, the girl was chatting to her friend and didn’t even make eye contact with us, then we asked for the receipt she hadn’t given us and she huffed and literally threw it at us.
We certainly won’t be going back again.
The food is always really reasonable, and there are always good special offers on the food (such as BOGOF desserts ) however i feel that the slug and lettuce lacks as a restaurant due to slow service.
They have a great selection of wine and cocktails so as a bar the slug and lettuce is a very good place to visit.
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