Looking at their menu, Rhubarb seemed quite promising, but I was hugely underwhelmed by the whole experience.
After waiting to be seated for about 5 minutes (I was the only one at the entrance), someone finally acknowledged me and I was directed to a table. The staff, although not busy, had no sense of urgency and were distracted and disinterested. This was the tone of the service for the rest of my meal. In fact my waiter started the service calling me sir and as soon as I had my food, he just called me mate - a little too informal for my liking.
I ordered a Mexican burger and was informed that it had to be well-done due to British law (which is fine), but what actually came out was a hockey puck. It was dry and chewy. There were no jalepeno chillies and the guacamole was almost non-existent. On the plus side, the sweet potato fries were good and went very well with the sour cream.
With some major tweaks in their delivery, Rhubarb has the potential to be a good restaurant on the basis of their concept, menu and decor. They really need to sort out their staff issues in order to achieve that though.
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