I went to Notting Hill for brunch today as I heard it was a new British Restaurant & from all the pictures it looked quiet interesting.
I ordered the English Breakfast at 88 RMB....totally not what is in the picture. No fruit, no fries but instead a hashbrown which was served cold. My eggs(which I wasn't asked how I would like them) & baked beans were cold too. However the plate was warm. I think they just put cold food on a hot plate and serve it.....Instead of broccoli and asparagus in the picture I was served lettuce.
I did however send the food back and was sent back 10 mins later with the same plate only food a bit warmer.
No drinks served with the brunch unless you ordered and no free water was offered either. I ordered an English Breakfast Tea at 33 RMB and wasn't served with a pot.
The place was quite busy but still had reserve signs on the table with which walk-ins were still able to sit at.
Service is quite good and most of the staff speak good English which is great when going to a British Restaurant.
Put off coming here cause I had heard some bad things. But we had a great meal! LOVED my papaya salad and steamed pork buns, and my boyf loved his grumpy sandwich. Service was quick, no complaints! Guess it's a bit pricey but nothing shocking for Shanghai. And Kentucky IPA on draft! I will definitely be back.
Some previous reviews from another website told me their pizza should be 'best in town'...well nothing to brag about; what the call 'meatlover pizza' is a nice crust coverd with some small pcs of ham, chicken, grounded meat....can just be called 'ok'. The soup which is introduced as Mushroom soup, has nothing to do with mushrooms(...) it's some red spicey soup, filled with lentils, tastes not bad.....Salat is ok....Service is some strange; big bearded guy is friendly, but not typical an f/b person....friend of Eduardo? Well...this place could work out for people in the neighbourhood and while lunch sets are affordble, dinner prices seem sky high and are not worth a trip....
The location is nice for people watching but the brunch is appalling. Breakfast burrito is just lazy with flat flavor. Nearby element fresh is a better choice. The pancake was ok but didn't even come with butter. The waiter arrived 10 min later after we asked. Better off at mr pancake. The poached egg with potato crispy cake was just so so. No that's too polite. It's bad. The poach egg has no flavor. The truffle Hollandaise sauce is stingy. The bacon is last week old and dry. The potato cake is undercooked and soggy. Grilled tomato was undercooked. The grilled potato underseasoned and a month old I bet. Madison is better for a poached egg. Really awful across the board. I can understand the prices because of the location but the food is really bad.
Been here a few times with dates and each time it’s been a disaster. We’ve either ended-up with the wrong food or none at all. And, it’s very difficult to get the waiter’s attention when his attention is focussed solely on his mobile phone or on the book he spent reading most of the time, when he was not outside smoking. He never said a word to us and stared blankly ahead every time we asked him why he’d brought Chinese food to the table and not the food I’d ordered. When we pointed to what we’d ordered and tried to describe it, he had no idea and continued to stare blankly ahead. When the bill arrived, we pointed out to (who I presumed to be) the bar manager that the wrong item was on there as evidence. He did not discipline or talk to the waiter … still sitting there playing on his phone. As for the food, it’s typical Shanghai style “foreign food” I guess; the sort one would normally find in establishments that “interpret” foreign cuisine ( as was the case here) and try to be something they’re not. The portions belong on the children’s menu because of their small size and because they arrive at the table lukewarm, not hot. The really pitifully lousy service and food really lets this place down. Defiantly a place to avoid. I will not be coming back here and would feel too embarrassed to bring anyone else here ever again.
The IMC's environment and service is much better than the General Clinic level. Althought their charge is a bit high consider paying cash on my own, the service totally worth the value. The nurses and the front desk clerks are friendly and caring, Over-all 4 stars rating~!
I often go to Sumerian when I feel like a bagel!!! They are very delicious and failry priced.
The coffee though it's sightly overprice.
I know ,I know, it's top quality, freshly brewed and it does taste GREAT... but 36 kuai for the Sumerian Iced coffee is too much! it's half ice, halk milk and just a tiny bit of the small glass is left for coffee. I wouldn't mind paying 25-28 kuai for it but when they make me pay 36, I always feel a bit cheated :(
Still, keep up the good work!
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