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“Nice view terrible food”
Review of Waterside Restaurant - CLOSED

Waterside Restaurant
Price range: $48 - $105
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice view terrible food”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

This restaurant was a real disappointment a nice view and a crisp white table cloth does not a good restaurant make!
Started with the mussels which were so over cooked the whole texture had changed, along with the pate which was served on burnt bread. For our mains I went for the lobster thermador with chips and wilted greens - this was a big mistake but the chief achieved something quite special the lobster was so over cooked in a sickly cheese sauce but the chips were so hard the fork wouldn't go through them, in the restaurants defence my parter had the shrimp with mango which was lovely however as it didn't come with a sauce the rice was very dry. We tried to pick two bottles of wine which they had neither therefore we were recommended a bin end that was $15 more than the previous bottles. The service was ok not amazing but nothing to complain about. I have to say this would not be somewhere I would recommend.

  • Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Thanks for letting me in with slippahs,...”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Very nice staff, they rolled as well as can be expected, considering the new menu had the kitchen way backed up,… 1.5 hrs until served the entrees. The food was very good. Might have been nice if second ice tea was comped along with desert.

  • Visited January 2014
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“Food great, Peter tried hard, but service generally poor”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Slow to get going, picked up but then neglected and not offered dessert or coffee. Expected better for this amount of money.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Studut
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Naples, Florida
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131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Service does not live up to the upscale ambiance”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

This restaurant is very appealing, the decor is upscale, water front location beautiful. However, the service is a disappointment. The drinks and starters were timely, but we waited over an hour to receive our main course. During that time, our waiter hardly checked on us to offer another drink or any explanation about what the hold-up was.
At the end of the meal, our waiter attempted to be charming when he mentioned that we could offer him a tip in addition to the gratuity included on the bill. We chose not to.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Diane D
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fab location but ...”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

The waterside setting of the restaurant is superb but we found the service a bit hit and miss (brought our main course before clearing the plates from our previous course so we had to move them ourselves, took our empty wine bottle away without offering anything else). Clearly not major issues but it is pricey so good service should be expected. The biggest disappointment was the food - although well presented it was just ok. It is such a shame and I hope they improve the overall dining experience to match it's location.

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Thank JOPLIC
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