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Just came in for a shake and the coconut shake was thick and coconutty. That suggests to me that I shall return for the pinata colada hard shake!
Food: GoodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Dinner at Heston in the Mandarin Oriental was a nice dining experience. Some reviewers have mentioned it as the best dining experience in London. I will disagree on this as a certain Notting Hill restaurant easily out does it at from the bread to the starter and mains. The menu is unique and derived from Olde English recipes. Quite Heston. The kitchen is visible from the dining area which is quite entertaining to observe. The starters of dressed snails and frogs legs savoury porridge were something adventurous to try. Whilst they were good, visually stunning and cooked to perfection, I felt the dished needed tweaking further. Not everything worked together as they should in both starters. Certainly the breaded frogs legs didn't seem to add to the well put together savour porridge. The dressed snails were certainly a well dressed salad. Snails are generally unassuming so they themselves were not dressed so well and the beetroot triumphed over them unfortunately. The mains of spiced pigeon and roast quail were better. Pigeon was cooked pink. While not to some people's taste, it should be the way as the meat was delicately pink and fleshy with a deep flavour to it, complemented with a good stock jus. The roasted quail, also cooked to perfection and is really a very tasty game meat that isn't gamey. The vegetables here, cabbage were slightly over seasoned and quite over powering the quail if eaten together. If there is one dish to recommend would be the stunning tipsy cake for dessert. Best shared a bit is a baked brioche soaked in brandy. It wasn't overly powerful on alcohol thankfully. It takes 40m to prepare and they do warn you as such. Served with a slice of caramelised pineapple done over a rotisserie, this worked well together as the sweet acidic pineapple cut through the sweeter tipsy cake. It was a dreamy tipsy affair without the inebriation.
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Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
First for me here after trying a few burger places in London. Menu is basic so you don't have to spend a lot of time choosing which can be a good thing. Burgers are not outlandish but very moreish and lovely. Simple but lovingly done is how I would describe it. I would come back here because I love shakes and found the salted caramel shake unusual and highly appreciated. The hotel wings are not for me as I would prefer hot and sticky rather than hot and wet!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Hotel Design Nations St Germain is very close to the side exit of Place Monge Metro. It is close to Notre Dame and many good restaurants around the area. FREE wifi is available through Orange and is wholly adequate. Easily accessed by phone or tablet. Room safe available with a €30 deposit. The safe is big enough to keep a tablet or net book. Bathtub shower is adequate but won't fit people who are over 6ft. They supply bars of aloe Vera soap and shampoo, no bath gel or conditioner so you may want to buy your own. The basin has limited space so if you have a lot of toilet supplies, you will struggle. There is also a room mini bar which is very handy for keeping milk bought from the supermarket. Tea bags, instant coffee, sugar lumps and milk sachets are provided as there is a kettle in the room. There is a Carrefour supermarket less than 100m away on the same road heading towards Notre Dame so you can get all you need there like fruit or water. I bought milk and tea as was drinking more than the supplied tea bags. Breakfast wasn't included (€9 per person) but it didn't worry us as there are two very nice boulangeries near another Metro stop, Cardinal Lemoin. Very nice bread, pastries and baguettes but it's a take-away so there is no place to have breakfast but you can always bring it back to the hotel room. We didn't try the breakfast the entire time we were there so we can't comment on the food. The room itself will be considered small to a lot of people but is wholly adequate. You won't get @ double bed but two singles pushed together. The cupboard space is also quite bijou so I estimate half a dozen suits or dresses to hang up perhaps. Overall, I don't have any complaints as it is a adequate hotel.
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Quality: Very goodFacilities: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Had the chicken tray which consisted of 1/2 grilled chicken, 3 pieces fried chicken, coleslaw, dirty rice, onion rings and beans. Great crispy fried chicken even at 2pm on a Wednesday afternoon. Coleslaw is spot on. Better than many other places that serve it. The fried chicken is the best of the lot. Better than the grille chicken. Oh, got to try the deep fried Mars Bar. Very baddd but so good to have.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
HAD Christmas meal here. Food was well cooked. Had pizzas as well. Nothing special but it was good fun afterwards with the ping pong play.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The Penny Black is a cosy restaurant with very modern decor. I like the very British cuisine and we had beef Wellington and bread and butter pudding. If my photo shown that would be great but otherwise the beef was well cooked and the pastry was lovely. What let it down was the lack of flavour. It wasn't tasteless but lacked that extra touch. Found the gravy slightly bitter. Not sure if it was meant to be like that but don't expect the rich gravy you get with roast beef. Most disappointing was the bread and butter pudding. It was stodgy and not rich in taste either of cinnamon or nutmeg or fruit. The custard was good but couldn't save it. There was something on the menu that caught my eye that might tempt me to come back. Cider roasted pork belly!
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Food: GoodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago