Stumbled across this place a few weeks ago whilst having a wander round Richmond after eating at The White Swan (more on that in a separate review)/ It's not very obvious that there is a restaurant down the stairs so we decided to go back and have a look. On booking (for 5pm on a Saturday) we were told the table for 2 could be ours for 2 hours only which for us was fine.Would have liked a table not right beside another table of 6 but the entire back wall was booked for a large party at 5.30pm although they hadn't materialised by 6.30pm.
Still, to what's important - food, wine, service and atmosphere. My burger with Jalapenos and extra bacon was cooked exactly as I had asked for it, chips were great. My husband had ribs which he said were some of the best he has had and given how pricey they are, I should think so. For some reason we were unable to avail of the £10 which is stated on the menu due to the ambiguous wording. At least that was the explanation given by the waitress who was friendly and attentive to the right level. There really wasn't an atmosphere so cannot comment on that unless you count the entertainment of watching a group of adults playing scrabble.
So would I go back? Well yes very soon but only because it really is the type of place my son would enjoy as he lives out of London. One burger and ribs place is the same as another and if I was in the area and that is the type of food I fancied, then I would go again. Service charge is arbitrarily added to the bill but saves you the bother of figuring it out for yourself. The upstairs bar was buzzing by the time we left at almost 7 which was interesting.
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