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Reviews of Pico Bar & Grill

Albert Embankment, London SE1

 

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poor
e been going to pico bar on and off or about 5 yrs now, and during this time ive noticed the quality and taste of food to slowly get poorer and poorer. This is not a cheap eat, therefore i expect quality food. They used to be great, and the service is still very good, but the food left me very dissapointed this time around. I ordered squid as a main meal and it arrived presented well, but totally totally tasteless and bland, as if it were boiled. I gave it away-i regret not sending it back now. The chicken wing tapas was unseasoned grilled wings-im sorry but another famous portuguese chain do a better job, There wasnt even salt on them-surely portuguese fod isnt this plain??the steak was good, but again underseasoned, too thick in parts, however u do get big portions. Chips and veggies come served seperately by the waiter off a platter and regardless of whose plate included chips they still get some, however its a bit unorganised and people who did order chips get less although they are plentiful. Bread and olives are served on table before starters and there is avibe here, and tv's showing footie matches are situated in various points which is good, but all in all tasteless food. The garlic prawn tapas which used to be so delicious now needed salt and lemon in it for it to taste good and i detrst having to sort out my food at the table for it to taste good.The paella was bland, and just a pan of glorified rice, very plain, no flavour, couldnt taste the wine in it, it was just a savoury rice, one is enough for two. DO NOT buy two.
The deserts are located in two large fridges and you can choose them urself, and you get massive portions enough for two to share-however again taste is poor and all desserts taste the same mousse like consistency, -u just get different versions of each one.

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