on September 23, 2005
I had possibly one of the worst meals I have ever had here. Don't believe the hype about this restaurant, although actually that may have past now, as I have seen it mentioned in a list of London's most overrated restaurants.
The restaurant is at the top of the Oxo Tower, so it has wonderful views of London, but that is only if you are fortunate enough to get a table by the window. It has a fairly big dining room, so lots of tables aren't by the window, so you have no view and could be anywhere.
The staff was snooty and incompetent. Our waitress had great trouble serving the bread rolls. The atmosphere was awful. Everyone was very quiet, as if it was a library rather than a restaurant, which made us feel uncomfortable.
But these would be mere trifles if the food had been any good, but, as it was, it was terrible. I don't remember exactly what we had, mainly because it all tasted the same. Everything had been drowned in butter, starters and mains. This made it all far too rich and left us both feeling quite sick. We felt so bad that we didn't bother with dessert.
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