Reviews by screentalentagency


4 reviews, joined 30 December 2008

Albion Albion (Baker / Cafe)
26 August 2011

Visited many times, and it's reliably good. Very homely touches, like old-looking cutlery in empty treacle tins, proper sugar bowls and teapots instead of catering-issue sugar cubes and tinny, piddly teapots. Food's good, and at times borders on faultless. Prices sensible. But... service can be painfully slow at times, though I'd say that's the only drawback.

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Eagle Bar Diner (Bar)
30 December 2008

I love this place. It's what a proper city-centre bar and diner should be. Open early, closes late. Serves 'proper' drinks, good cocktails, decent enough wine list, and un-poncy food at realistic prices. Service is good, though can be slightly erratic. You can visit with colleagues, with friends, or come here on a date. I'm a fan and it's a mystery to me why there aren't more places like this in London.

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Milk & Honey Milk & Honey (Bar / Members' Club)
30 December 2008

Unbelievably poncy and pretentious. (Read their 'House Rules' on their website.) This is another place that doesn't really need to be a 'club', as such, and as non-members gain access as easily as members, one wonders what the point is in joining. True, it's a great bar, great drinks and service once you're in, but negotiating the rude and occasionally hostile people on the door has always soured the experience for me. There are better bars than this in London these days, without having to deal with that sort of welcome, so I'd say 'avoid'.

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Black's (Members' Club)
30 December 2008

Been a member since the mid 90s, and like LLC below, I don't think I've ever had a bad time there. I don't understand the negative comments about the food, as I've eaten there literally hundreds of times and don't ever recall one bad meal. The wine list is very well chosen, prices are sensible, the staff (to me, at least) are very welcoming and friendly, and I love the no-mobiles and no-music policy. It's eating, drinking and talking, which is just the perfect balance. The place is eccentric, furniture a little shabby, but that's its charm. It's a great refuge from the ghastliness of Soho, and life without Black's would be very much poorer.

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