Thursday 21 June 2007 12.18am
I wonder if anyone else has had a bad experience of Le Pain Quotidien
by the Royal Festival Hall
Tonight I went there for the first time and ordered the fish pie, and when it arrived it stank to high heaven..a kind of rotten cabbagey smell. Sending it back to the kitchen, I was eventually given a replacement, which also tasted and smelled disgusting. Even the manageress and the kitchen staff agreed it was off, when I sent it back! but they had "no explanation as to why." Not only that but even getting hold of a waiter was tough, they were all eating their dinner instead of serving us.
I find it astounding that a restaurant can serve thoroughly rotten food and they they will do so twice to the same diner! we did not pay for the meal, but nevertheless that is no compensation - I really hope I have not been given a dose of food poisoning..
has anyone else had a similar experience there?