We like the outside bar at the Hilton on a sunny day. Amazing location by the river, watching drunken students in punts, swans and cows, in fact once saw a swan fight a cow and win. It is the perfect spot in the sunshine, and the cocktails are good, the service also very good. But what a shame the food is such a disappointment! This could be a great place - with a little effort - how about home made burger buns or at least get the from a good local bakery like the one on Norfolk Street? Meat from a local farm? Make some decent salads - home made slaw only requires some diligent chopping? It's not hard to do is it? The sign is tempting, cocktails and BBQ by the river £15.00 - and its not that you want it to be the best BBQ ever, but you want a certain level of decent; you don't want processed cheap buns and meat that looks like its come from Iceland. I don't like to put up bad reviews - but this comes with a plea - if someone from Hilton reads this, please revamp your BBQ, because it could be great and we'd call come, for a decent burger and that view - we'd all be there. Promise.
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