Having read all the glowing reviews about El Buen Suspiro, my wife and I invited two friends to join us there to share a bottle of wine and a cheese-board last week. We arrived at 7 pm and asked if we could sit at an empty table in front of the fire. No way - reserved for 9 pm we were told! Despite insisting that we would be well gone by 9 pm, no way would the rather grumpy owner? behind the desk allow us to stay.
I suspect that success has gone to his head. If the place had been full I could have understood it, but clearly they couldn't be bothered with us at that time.
Which left me plenty of time to think about writing this review!