from a February 2013 rating: 2
I had been in the past to this restaurant but because of the rudness of the staff on a couple of occasions, for a few years I did not visit the place.
Last Sunday (7th April) I decided to go back for a lunch with my wife and my 2 years old daughter, hoping for a better experience.
It was noon and the place was empty. We sat down and I asked for a high chair for my daughter. The table of the highchair was filthy and sticky with a few human hair clearly visible.
I asked the waitress to clean it for me but she refused! I couldn't believe it and asked her again if she was for real but she looked at me as if it was an impossible task to do.
I told her, almost as a joke, that I was doing it myself and she had the audacity to give me a sponge so I could clean it!
I left the place immediately and I will never be back. How can they give a child a filthy seat and do not care? They have no manners, no common sense and no decency.
I know it's just outside SE1 but is apparently related to the Dragon Inn... Was surprised therefore to see such mixed reviews for this as Dragon Castle is consistently fantastic in my experience and I'd wholeheartedly recommend it. Had yet another delicious meal at Dragon Castle last night.
I'm not sure if this review will be posted cos it's cheekily not really about the Dragon Inn... OOps ;-)
Okay the interior and exterior are great but the food is crap. And unless your making good food then this place will remain as empty as it is at the moment, the food i ordered was special fried rice (dry very) and honey & garlic sauce ribs (also very very dry and no sauce) just these dishes showcased the incompetent chef. What a waste of a building.
One of the best Chinese's I've had outside China (and certainly a lot better than a lot in China)
The lunch menu is unbelievably good value (max 6.50 for meal-deal) and the food is very good indeed.
I have been for lunch 3 times in the last week.
The wifi connection advertised does not work yet - apparently it will be fixed next week.
I dont understand why its so empty some lunch times - they cant be making much money. Perhaps the location isn't great.
All in all - a great addition
Today, me and my partner has gone to the dragon inn, as we have been there once before on valentine day for the first time, and had a good experience with the food and service. It has a good atmosphere and busy.
However today we decide to go again. It was quiet for a friday night. And we were the only two in the restaurant. Had the crab meat and sweet corn soup ( (average)and quarter duck (good) for starter however the pancake was a bit cold.
The main course however was a massive disappointment - we had the sizzling fillet steak with schezuan sauce. We order this as we had it on valentine night and it was to die for.
But tonight the taste was odd had a weird after taste and the meat smell a bit. We complain about this, and the waiter who serve us was unhelpful and rude. Told us that the meat is fine and he spoke to the chef. My partner said that he wants to meet the chef and for him to come in front of us to say that it was fresh. However this did not happen, which to me was not a good sign, my other half felt sick and went to the bathroom and after coming back, the waiter rudely imply that he was faking, and saying that the chef said it was fresh. The waiter then remove the table cloth which my partner ask why, he said he had to remove it. My partner ask for the table cloth back for evidence he refused and said that it is in the laundry now. Which confirm that they wanted to remove all evdience of the unfresh food that they serve.
FYI be careful when you go there. YOu do not know what you will get. I think some nights it is fresh, some nights they might cover up the meat with vineger to cover up the smell which is off. It is all on the taste and smell. You never know.
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