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“Perfect relaxing lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Ark

The Ark
112 Palace Gardens Terrace | Notting Hill, London W8 4RT, England
+44 02072294024
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Ranked #11,196 of 17,879 Restaurants in London
Price range: $53 - $68
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
cardiff
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Perfect relaxing lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Based on the good reviews went there for lunch and had a fabulous set meal lunch. The Lemon sole was amazing. The restaurent had a relaxing warm feel to it and our female waitress was extremely hard working and friendly

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Larbert, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good food but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

I've been a few times. The food is good, service a little too serious (formal) and the prices too high.

Visited April 2011
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 102 cities Reviews in 102 cities
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
“Quiet but worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Went for lunch on a Tuesday in Feb so no surprise that it was quiet. The fixed menu at around £15 is good value - the food was well cooked and enterprising and the service attentive. We had the corner seatt near the road which has the benefit of being circular. The ravioli starter a was well made and the Sea Bass on lentils well done with crispy skin and a deep flavour to the lentils augmented by a great salsa verde.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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frmichael32
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Get a grip”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

I'm sure those who visit this site are discriminating people and like me they want more honesty in reviews, which is why tripadvisor is so important.

this restaraunt has been here for many years and in different incarnations. Now it's up market Italian; the only up market thing are the waiters (all female). the problem with the food is that no body in the kitchen loves it! It's ordinary and poorly cooked.

Was it worth the £180 the thre of us paid. No! (that only included one bottle of wine incidently)

  • Visited July 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent food and warm friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

Good food in right quantities and interesting options. Choose your table wisely for lighting and position as otherwise can be hemmed in. Lamb exceptional and three fish/seafood dishes all very good. Difficulty in wine selection (choices not available or found out too late only one bottle) was dealt with graciously when the bill came.
Definitely one for a revisit.
Ion

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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