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“Lovely afternoon tea overlooking the river”
Review of Ambrosia Bistro

Ambrosia Bistro
Ranked #13,862 of 24,268 Restaurants in London
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We loved our afternoon tea at Hotel Verta, which was excellent value as it was on special offer. The outdoor seating at the riverside is gorgeous, and we were lucky enough for it to be hot October day. The food was very well-presented and delicious. Good quality macarons, scones, sandwiches and cakes. Would definitely return.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Breakfast buffet gluttony! But if you had to pay for it (if not included with your room), don't do it! It's 20 POUNDS!

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Although expensive, food and service was excellent. There is a wide choice of cocktails besides the usual fare, and food was well presented and delicious.

Thank Debs50
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Classiccarguy

It was meant to be a special occasion - a classic car club lunch to kick off the New Year and our organisation's 25th Anniversary. Despite terrible weather we all turned-up in the heady expectation that the reviews on TripAdvisor would make this a day to remember. It was but for all the wrong reasons. First the good news. Yes the hotel is bright and modern, although signage is scant and it is not at all obvious that the hotel exists. The double height atrium blah,blah,blah. The heliport is right outside which is no doubt handy for some. However, we arrived by classic car and we wanted feeding. Ashnick has already run through this travesty of a buffet made worse by the cheapo standard. Honestly, you'd have eaten better at a motorway service station. But to run out of what was already a sparse selection of food is inexcusable. When ordering wine, some friends had to engage in a curious guessing game after the waiter explained that some of the wine was unavailable. After several attempts to pin down the elusive wine it arrived well after the meal had been consumed. Eventually some dreary supermarket sandwiches appeared but by then our party had had enough and many were heading home. A thought came to me, afterwards, for anyone else caught out by Hotel Verta's inadequate catering arrangements - send a helicopter out to search for food.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

One the most dismal buffet lunches I have ever experienced. I was with a group of 30, we paid £40 per head (expensive even for London prices), and the main course consisted of no more than a half a sausage, although if you didn't mind appearing greedy, you could grab two halves. Complaints to the staff were shrugged off, until eventually, when most had finished, they brought out a huge plate of hastily cooked pasta. Needless to say, after having our desserts, most of the pasta was left to waste. Utterly incompetent management, and would never recommend to anyone.

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