As luck would have it, we were able to secure a table this time. It was quite noisy what with the music and other diners, but this is something that you would encounter with other restaurants along the Southbank too. As the restaurant emptied out over the course of the evening, it became a lot easier to hear each other.
To start, we shared a delicious bruschetta board which had a variety of different breads - some topped with home-made pesto, the others topped with cheese and finely chopped olives and red peppers. If you are a fan of pizza bread or garlic pizza bread, then this is something that you would love.
For the main course, our table was laden with burgers, chicken wings, salmon and pork schnitzel katsu. I tried a bite (or three!) of Martin's burger and it was pretty juicy with some great flavours there. I had the grilled salmon with a mango, pineapple and roasted red pepper salsa. I'd never tried fish with fruits like mango or pineapple before, but it was beautifully paired.
Not so good. Two of my friends didn't receive their drinks. When we flagged this with our waiter, they brought out one... but not the other. So we had to ask again. And then everyone's main course came out... except mine.
Service was pretty bad considering we didn't go on a peak day. If I were to return, it would be because of the quality of food - not the staff. Maybe I will try another branch one day. They also have a sister restaurant called Burgers & Cocktails which looks right up my street! The fish finger burger has already caught my eye!
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