I ate at pharaohs cellar bistros on the Friday that the last person commented on... On reading the menu outside and seeing that it was a bistro I went down to book.. The lady explained it was busy but managed to slot me and my partner in.. Also when I entered I saw the chef righting the specials on the board.. Fresh catch of the day and extra steaks and meat dishes..
On arriving later we could see they were busy but our table was nicely set up and we ordered some nice red wine the cabinet sauvignon and some olives to munch whilst deciding what to eat..
We shared a Peking duck and that was gorgeous.. It's a DIY dish but you have the duck in the middle of the table on a hot pad and fill your pancakes with the cucumber strips, spring onions and sweet plum sauce.. Great dish to begin with..
Followed by that we both ordered I had the fish (I know you cant have red wine and fish but im on holiday) on the board and wow.. It was cooked to perfection!! Not by an amateur but by a gifted and very talented chef.. I had a Side salad and my partner the roasted veg (which she fully enjoyed) and we shared the roesti potatoes.. The size of portions were fine ( I have a healthy appetite) I loved the potatoes so much I asked the friendly waitress how they were cooked and she explained they are shallow fried in butter and tossed like a pancake thus the slightly crisper edges.. Not burnt I would like to add..
We were to stuffed for dessert so had a coffee and finished our wine..
I did however see a massive ice cream come out in a massive glass bowl and looked great..
The bistros is not the biggest but I wouldn't say that it was particularly loud.. I feel for the owners as they can't predict how loud customers are going to be and how snooty some couples are and seem to only want a restaurant to them selves!!!
I have regularly eaten in London and can tell you these are not London prices...
I also ate at seabreeze and can and will highly recommend both restaurants..
I can't for the life of me understand the horrid last comments made about this joy of a eatery..
If you own or manage Pharoah's Cellar Bar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.