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“Service a disaster - a four hour ordeal”

La Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ranked #14,882 of 23,234 Restaurants in London
Price range: $34 - $47
Cuisines: European, French
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Southwark
Cross street: Borough High Street
Transit: London Bridge
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We booked a table for a Christmas meal at 6.30pm in late December. The restaurant asked us (a party of eight) for a pre-order which was sent in the afternoon. We arrived at 6.30pm, were served some wine and bread and waited....and waited....and waited. Eventually we asked where the food was and someone came with some menus. We advised that we had pre-ordered and a look of blind panic appeared on the waiter's face. We were told the food would be 5 minutes (it was 7.15pm by now). The starter arrived at 7.30pm (long 5 minutes). This was the start of a battle for service. The meal finished at 10.30pm. Great food but frankly we were so hungry by the time anything arrived a burger and chips would have seem haute cuisine. Never again.

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Thank Brammers617
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We dined here on a Thursday evening. Not particularly busy, but we didn't feel conspicuous. The service from the staff was first rate - excellent explanation of the dishes, and happy to recommend a wine to accompany them. The food was pretty good, although don't go here if you're a greedy so-and-so expecting to gorge yourself - the portions are not large. By London standards quite good value. I would visit again.

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Thank Richard L
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Ive only ever had drinks here, accompanied by nibbles, however every time Ive left a very happy camper. It can get very busy, but service is still ok - quite fast really. Gorgeous wine selection and a very decent menu to choose from. As you would expect the bread is as fresh as can be, stunning cheese selection and the trout pate is devine. A wonderful little haven just outside the hustle and bustle of Borough Market and London Bridge.

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Thank JodieYates
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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We ended up here solely to escape a heavy storm and were very pleasantly surprised.

The service was very good, attentive and unrushed. There was a hint of aloofness at the beginning but the waitethis rmed up as the night went on (or the excellent wine took effect!).

The food was excellent and great value. Wines were a touch in the pricey side though.

There was a mix up with one of our orders but the staff dealt with it very well and were very apologetic. They removed the charge from the bill too, which was a good touch.

Was surprised reading some of the reviews the next day and would definitely come back and recommend to others.

There is a nice, large outside seating area too - it is well tucked out of the way, so a good spot in the summer I would imagine.

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1  Thank Frampsta
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

the cave is next to southwark cathedral by the herd garden and next to borough market but away from the rush of people where you can have a glass of wine and unwind after work or have a meal with a French accent

Thank martinsse28
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