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“Good but not as good as we had hoped”
Review of Dabbous

Dabbous
Ranked #3,619 of 23,593 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We were SO excited about going to Dabbous having heard such great things about it.
On arrival we went down stairs to a really cool bar and had an absolutely delicious cocktail and it was reasonably priced too! Super cool interior I was really impressed and think that it would be a great place to go for just a drink.
We went up to the table for the meal, the food was good but not great, the pea and mint starter was great so refreshing and the mackerel was very good but the lamb was a bit tasteless and I thought that the strawberry and ice cream looked nice but really was nothing that special at all. The service was average to poor. We were served our white wine but for the rest of the meal we had to serve ourselves. Food came out quickly but from one or two fairly bored looking waitresses. It wasn’t a patch on the great service we received at Restaurant Story.
The entire experience was distinctly average which I was really shocked about given all the hype.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Booked a year in advance for a Saturday night dinner so expectations were high.
Overall we found the food innovative and very tasty using fairly simple and inexpensive ingredients.

Atmosphere is quite relaxed and service informal but very attentive. Good selection of wines with some good value options.

Would book again to go next year!

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Thank Ioannis_83
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Excellent food and service. The best restaurant experience I have had in ages. The only downside is that it is hard to get a reservation.

Thank Louise K
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Our amazing night started with cocktails downstairs and ended with coffees and baby Japanese peaches.
We'd really looked forward to this and our evening was fabulous. The service was friendly and attentive. It did get noisy but this is a restaurant which buzzes with the food and the atmosphere so it was fine. We loved, absolutely loved the tasting menu and the wine list was refreshingly accessible. It is expensive but hey, we loved it and as a special evening it was exactly what we hoped for.

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Thank catherine53
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I visited Dabbous with a friend on a Saturday lunchtime. I had to book a few months ahead but it was worth the wait. We had the set lunch menu which at £28 per head was very good value. The food was beautifully presented with an emphasis on light and seasonal flavours and ingredients. The coddled egg with smoked butter was delicious! The sommelier suggested some wines to go with each course and we also tried one of the cocktails while we were waiting for our table....consequently the overall bill was quite high but you could easily spend less on drinks. Definitely worth a visit.

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