Reviews by eljay2001


20 reviews, joined 31 July 2006

Hush Hush (Restaurant / Restaurant)
26 August 2010

Beautiful setting for dinner outside, service has improved of late too. Food is still average though (i.e. merely satisfactory), and hence overpriced. Shame.

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Cafe de Paris (Club)
07 December 2006

Absolutely the worst venue I have ever been to in London. Just so terribly run-down and overpriced. I can't believe this place exists, but then I guess it's right by the Trocadero - not exactly a haven for discerning people. If you hated Moulin Rouge, you will loathe this place; if you loved Moulin Rouge, you will really really hate this place... I would sleep better knowing someone read this review and decided not to go.

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Yves Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent (Designer Shop / Handbag Shop / Menswear Shop)
26 October 2006

YSL rules, for the discerning taste that can go beyond Gucci and Prada. Also, great staff at both boutiques.

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Burberry Burberry (Designer Shop / Children's Clothing Shop / Handbag Shop / Menswear Shop)
26 October 2006

Prosum is OK, but come on people, it's for chavs only. There are plenty of other British designers.

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Gucci Gucci (Designer Shop / Menswear Shop)
26 October 2006

Pretty good clothes, but it ain't Tom Ford no more. Staff aren't great. Stores are a little bit passe. Nice shirts though.

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Hermès Hermès (Designer Shop / Handbag Shop / Leather Goods Shop)
26 October 2006

Great menswear range, fantastic quality. Staff in both London stores are a snore though, and only vaguely helpful and interested.

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Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton (Designer Shop / Handbag Shop)
26 October 2006

Staff not great here - either unhelpful or forgetful.

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Yohji Yamamoto Yohji Yamamoto (Designer Shop / Menswear Shop)
26 October 2006

Love the clothes. Staff very helpful - even sent me to another store to find the thing I wanted. Not sure about the recent rennovation.

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Vivienne Westwood Vivienne Westwood (Designer Shop)
26 October 2006

Fun clothes, but the staff seem exasperated if you want help and are not very willing. It wasn't always this way here.

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Prada Prada (Designer Shop / Handbag Shop / Menswear Shop)
26 October 2006

Nicely tailored clothes, though some are questionable. Staff are alternately snooty and very helpful, depending upon whom you speak to and when.

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Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton (Designer Shop / Handbag Shop)
26 October 2006

Excellent staff, great quality fabrics and attention to detail.

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Alexander McQueen Alexander McQueen (Designer Shop / Menswear Shop)
26 October 2006

Pushy staff. The clothes as a brand do not send a clear message.

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Versace Versace (Designer Shop / Menswear Shop)
26 October 2006

Tiny store, not a patch on the one that used to be in Bond Street. What's worse, the staff are absolutely terrible there.

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Giorgio Armani Giorgio Armani (Designer Shop / Menswear Shop)
26 October 2006

Love it. The staff are always very attentive and helpful, as are the new staff in the new Armani Collezioni and Casa boutiques. Great design, and of course fantastic clothes.

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Villandry Villandry (Delicatessen)
26 October 2006

Was looking forward to coming here. I'd been meaning to go for a while and went with my girlfriend for our anniversary. The whole environment was much more informal than I thought it was going to be. Most importantly, half the items on the menu were inexplicably not available at 8.30pm on a quiet Monday night, which I thought was terrible. Champagne was also off! No effort was made to make up for this. Staff were far too preoccupied for such a quiet night. I shan't return.

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The Cuckoo Club The Cuckoo Club (Members' Club)
26 October 2006

Went here for a birthday party about a month ago. Great creme de la creme clientele at the time, though the decor and music wasn't all that fantastic. And with that in mind, it was relatively expensive. Fun though.

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Imperial China Imperial China (Restaurant)
31 July 2006

Disregarding communication difficulties, this place is very enjoyable. Lovely setting, and the prices are well-suited to above-standard food. Very tasty, and good service.

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Sketch Lecture Room & Library Sketch Lecture Room & Library (Restaurant)
31 July 2006

I am a big fan of the whole Sketch aesthetic anyway, but this was incredible. The service was impeccable, with nary a snooty glance at those less well-dressed companions of mine. The decor is grand but not intimidating at all, and the food, most importantly, was fabulous. A roller-coaster ride of some 9 courses, leaving you nicely full but not bloated. Perfect.

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Roussillon Roussillon (Restaurant)
31 July 2006

Went here for my birthday last April and had the menu degustation, as did my girlfriend and parents, which was simply exquisite. Went here again this month with 4 others for dinner, and I have to say the food was not close to the standard it was last year. Having said that, we did order a la carte. Still though, it left something to be desired, especially considering the price, which relative to the quality of food did not merit such a hefty bill.

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Chinawhite (Club)
31 July 2006

Expensive, but worth it. I went last week and the place was packed and buzzing, with great music. I also went in the spring of last year when it seemed a lot more trouble to get in but it was also a lot quieter. Crack out your best Kenzo or Dior Homme and you're in.

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