Friday 17 September 2004 11.20am
The same thing happened to The Hartley
(as was well documented on this website). I am sick of these gastropubs that get some good reviews and win some awards and then forget the thing that makes them what they are is the customer. There isn't yet enough competition for these places in SE1 (by which I mean competition from, specifically, other "gastro"pubs) and, time and time again, an arrogance sets in.
It's such a big city malaise, the idea that you can only have a table for an hour or so because other customers are coming ...