Tuesday 22 August 2006 12.29pm
I've eaten at Roast a few times with no drama, or gripes. Since the title of this thread is Worst Restaurants, I though I would add the second contender...
warrants a mention for bad service, overpriced poor quality food, terrible lighting, foul mouthed chef (in an open kitchen), and general disregard for the customer.
I have been there 3 times (fool) and each time have been thoroughly disappointed. I have had
to contend with open hostility on the phone when making the booking, disinterest by the hair twirling receptionist at the door, arm flapping for the chatting waiter's attention, and that's all before the food arrives.
When it does, expect a smorgasbord of: Over cooked calamari. Fish that is flavourless and appears to have either been frozen and or stored in a fridge for a few days. Side vegetables that are grey and brown at the edges swimming in an unpleasant pool of butter and herbs. The desserts are embarrassing and microwaved to within an inch of their sorry existences.
Also we noticed on a long lunch on the terrace members of staff sitting down for a bottle of wine and drinks then getting up to serve again.