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The Lass O' Richmond Hill, Richmond & Kew (Bar / Restaurant)
“The most awful meal out I've ever experienced. We saw the menu in advance and knew the food was pricey - but thought it would be worth a visit after a 50% off coupon landed on our doormat. In all honesty the menu was not that appealing - lamb with burnt leeks and picked carrots, £26 8oz steak, shephards pie, fish and chips....Pretty standard pub food at double the price. But we figured it must be wrong we were! I had the cod chowder. It arrived in its own little casserol pot and was an impressive start. The lid was lifted and although it was a very small portion, I was more surprised at the lack of sauce. I was basically faced with a small portion of cod, sitting on half a slice of bread and a bit of sauce with carrots and celery. But unfotunately worse was to come, the little sauce that was there, was completely inedibele and incredibly acidic - almost like pickling vinegar!!! After a chat with the chef, the saff claimed there was no vinegar in the sauce, only wine and lemon. I had to suggest that maybe, just maybe the wine was corked, or the dash of lemon they claim to have added may have reacted with the wine?!. Either way it was truely awful and in hindsight I should have sent it back immediately, instead I managed to eat one grainy mussel(of five) and part of the fish that was not sitting in the sauce. I filled up on slices of bread and butter instead and watched my friend eat his food. They eventually offered me another dish, but I felt so quesy at this stage that I couldn't face anything else. At £16.50, it wasn't only the acidity that made me quesy. My friend ordered the lamb shoulder, which at £17 was also a very small portion and was served with two tiny pickled carrots. A side of potatoes had to be ordered once the dish arrived, only this was served at the end of the meal. At this point we both felt very embarrased and so did the poor, young waitress who in all honesty showed her awkwardness even approaching our table - despite us being friendly and apologetic! Basically, overpriced food, a poor menu, a chef who clearly doesn't always taste their food whilst cooking and most definitely not worth a second visit.”
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Quesy S, richmond 20 Nov 10

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