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[London] What do people think of Bentley's?

Browners Feb 16, 2009 02:41 AM

We went to Bentley's on Friday for a Valentine's Eve treat. It was an evening of extreme highs with some sensational oysters and troubling lows with some overcooked sole that they insisted was perfectly cooked.

Is this a one off or have others experienced this too? I have a suspicion that it used to be first class but has maybe lost focus since Richard Corrigan opened his eponymous restaurant.

Would love to know if anyone else has an opinion on this.

Here's my review in full: http://aroundbritainwithapaunch.blogs...

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  1. zuriga1 RE: Browners Feb 16, 2009 02:45 AM

    Don't they know the customer is ALWAYS right? I find it very annoying when the staff disagrees about the overcooking (or undercooking) of food.

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      Browners RE: zuriga1 Feb 16, 2009 03:28 AM

      I am still pretty fuming to be honest. Especially as it was such a big ticket item that I had been looking forward to.

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        zuriga1 RE: Browners Feb 16, 2009 04:47 AM

        You should write them a letter. I was shocked when my husband sent one to the people at The Hinds Head in Bray. He complained about the poor quality of a meal we had last summer when we had a guest along. Mr. Z. got a very nice letter back and was told to let them know next time we eat there. (I'm not sure there will be a next time. :-))

        Maybe they will give us a free pud.

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      abryan RE: Browners Feb 17, 2009 08:43 AM

      I had the sole in late September and it was truly fabulous. Hope they haven't gone downhill since Corrigan's opened!

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        Browners RE: abryan Mar 2, 2009 08:31 AM

        My sole was clearly a good piece of fish but had been overdone. I really hope it hasn't gone downhill. My fingers are crossed that we were just unlucky.

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