My girlfriend and I have lived in London for around 7 months now and last night was roughly our 5th time. Up to this time we really haven't been impressed - but continued eating here in the hope that we would get that one time when the chefs were really on form - and last night It was utterly superb! - we had a platter, sharing burnt ends, beef ribs, baby back ribs, chicken, pulled pork and a side of hot wings.....I cant stress how delicious it was......
However, the experience before was a little different - we got to the soho restaurant at around 10.50 just wanting a quick basket of wings before going home - we rushed to place our order before 11 when the place starts to close. I couldn't help but notice the look on the chefs faces (there were 2) as they were already in the process of wiping down for the night - it was one of sheer disgust directed towards me. Admittedly this made me feel a bit uncomfortable. We ordered "hot" wings which if you have tried them are just slightly spicy and very easy to eat! However when our wings arrived they were literally inedible due to their heat. They were even beyond the "diablo" wings they serve - and i know because ive had them several times. There were literally hundreds of chilli flakes thrown all over them - and believe it or not I could see the chefs smirking and joking in the kitchen. All i can say is that the soho chain has lost a customer for life - and i have advised many people to avoid the place. Such a shame that a reputable restaurant has its reputation soiled by a pair of complete imbeciles in the kitchen.
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