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“Good food. Bad memories”
Review of Le Comptoir

Le Comptoir
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $27
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Good food. Bad memories”
Reviewed July 29, 2011

Visited on a Saturday night mid July. We have eaten here on several occasions, and have usually found the food and service to be good. However on this occasion, we had ordered our steak and chips (melt in the mouth if ordered med/rare), and it duly arrived. As we started eating, we could see trouble brewing. One of the waiters had got hold of a customer's face and was thumping him. I have to say that the waiter hit the customer first. The customer and his companion then engaged in a fist fight with restautant staff. I had to push my wife towards the toilets as this was taking place at virtually our table. The customers were eventually ejected from the premisis, and we settled back to our meal.
On asking our waiter what had happened, he dismissed it as 'customer was drunk'. I didn't see the customers as being drunk! We did not get an apology for the upset this had caused us, and it wasn't mentioned again. Our meal had gone cold while this was going on...
The food is good, but this episode has left a bad taste in our mouths. An apology should have been offered to us.

  • Visited July 2011
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A lot better than expected!”
Reviewed July 15, 2011

As you will know when you visit, there are quite a few restaurants around this little square and each one of them seemed to have the exact same things on the menu!
We picked this one as there were a few tables free and it was slightly less pricey than the surrounding restaurants. My boyfriend had a mixture of the catch of the day which he said was amazing and i had a 'sunny salad' for which they took out the tuna (as i'm a veggie) When they say 'grand' salad they mean it! The waiter was very nice, patient with our french and the food fast and good quality. They forgot my chips and accidently charged us but took it off straightaway. One thing we would say is if you walk a bit further and go into the walls of the city the surroundings are much nicer in the restaurants.

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank buffy1500
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