Monday 29 September 2003 8.05am
I went with my partner and two friends for my first visit to The Bermondsey Kitchen
. I was expecting great food having read the good reviews on previous threads. We were all very disappointed with the overall experience. The waitresses, bar one seemed bored and disorganised. I could have forgiven that if the food was hot; it wasn't. At best it was just above warm. How on earth can food be served at that temperature when the kitchen is less than a few metres away?
FYI I had the Plaice, it was good but only warm. My partner had the Lamb, Fatty and uncooked at one end. Friend 1 had the steak and thought it was good. Friend 2 had the Plaice too and thought it waqs ok but only warm.
General ambience was ok but was too full of tobacco smoke; surely in this day and age it would not be too much for a minority of smokers to quit for the time it takes to eat a meal?
Which leads me on to my final point. Why were we offered only two slots either 19.30 or 21.00? The restaurant was not very full for the whole time we were there, which was less than an hour because the food came so quickly between courses! If we'd wanted fast food we would have gone to Mc D's.
I know that the owner reads this thread and we would appreciate a response to our collective comments.