Harry’s Dolce Vita (Knightsbridge, London):​ Review

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27 – 31 Basil Street
Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1BB

V: 27th January 2019.    T:  020 3940 1020.    W: www.harrysdolcevita.com


The last time I visited here was about 20 years ago I worked out, as it was the same length of time since the last time I saw the musical Notre Dame de Paris in London.

This was the last day of my recent London trip, so it was time to grab some lunch and here was the perfect spot to have it in.

Looking Around

Inside is very traditional and classy, it has a posh Italian cafe style feel to it. The atmosphere is really nice, and you get cosy as soon as you sit down.

It was busy today so I didn’t want to take any inside photos, as people were enjoying chatting and eating.

The Food…

EGGS BENEDICT £8.95

Sliced roast ham on toasted focaccia bread, two poached hen’s eggs with hollandaise sauce and chives

Now, this was an odd option for me, as I am not a big egg fan but I haven’t had it in a very very long time and thought let’s try it and see.

I started with the fries and have to say these were nice, I think there were some rosemary hints coming through? whatever it was these were nice.

The Eggs Benedict I started and have to say wow this was very good!!! I would have this again as I loved the flavours. This has converted me from not having eggs to starting them again.

Presentation : 5
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

20 years later and the food atmosphere and service is still really good.

Yes, the prices are a little higher than you would normally want to pay, but one its London and to the location as it’s right next to Harrods.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 5

Additional Details

  • Child-Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
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CASK Pub & Kitchen (London) : Review

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6 Charlwood Street
London SW1V 2EE, UK

V: 24th January 2019.    T:  020 7630 7225.    W: www.casklondon.com


This was my second visit to London within a few months, this visit was to see one of my favourite musicals Notre Dame de Paris.

Tonight was my first night in London, and I was meeting a friend for a chat and a few beers. Here was suggested as they do many craft beers, which is something I have been getting in to in the past year.

Looking Around

Inside was small and to be honest just looked like a pub, but I saw they did many beers and food so that was all I was looking for.

The Food…

Most of the time and we all know this, pub food is just ok nothing great but I was hungry and drinking so food was needed.

Main

Chorizo Burger £13.95
rump patty served with Spanish chorizo, mixed leaves, topped with Monterey Jack Cheese

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This was a good sized burger and portion, plus it smelled really good so it was time to dig in.

The chips were nice and crispy and didn’t need any salt.

The burger was really good, the chorizo was perfect and worked really well with the cheese etc.

Presentation : 4
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

For pub food, this was very good! and the food worked well with the beers.

The number of craft beers served here was really good, if I stayed near I would be visiting regularly to try them all out.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 4
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 4

Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
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Shoryu (London):​ Review

84 New Oxford Street
London
WC1A 1HB

V: 25th January 2018.    W: shoryuramen.com


This was a very random stop, and normally not a place I would visit as they mostly did Ramin….which is something I never take as I don’t know how to use chopsticks…but I saw they did other dishes so I decided to pop in and try.

Looking Around

Tonight was very busy but I opted to sit at the window so I could do some people watching and try the food.

Due to it being so busy I didn’t take any photos, due to privacy and letting people eat their food.

It is very nice inside, very bright and very modern and had a really nice relaxing atmosphere.

The Food…

Since am not good with chopsticks, and they had knives and forks…I opted for something that I have not had in ages…

Starter

Chicken Katsu Curry £11.50

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breaded chicken breast, katsu curry sauce, pickles and steamed white rice

On arrival, this looked good, and I was really in the mood for something with curry.

The chicken pieces were very tender, which a really good crispy batter and had the perfect little crunch and flavour.

The portion size was really good, and I enjoyed this dish very much so I could have easily gone for seconds.

Presentation : 5
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Drink

Kobai (Plum Wine) £5.10
house plum wine.

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This was a random pick, and I am so glad I got this.

It was a very nice and smooth drink, that had a really nice and soft plum flavour.

The waiter asked if we wanted it with ice or no ice, his recommendation was with ice…to be honest, I think either would have been good.

Presentation : 5
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

Overall my experience was very good, the food was very nice and the atmosphere was good.

The one area tonight was lacking was the service, we had to attract the attention of the waitresses to order, again twice for the bill…..and twice again to get the card machine. Yes, it was busy, but most of the staff were standing talking so I can’t say they were busy with customers.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 3
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 3
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 3.5

Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card

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