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Excellent food, but very poor service

I went to this restaurant with my partner to use up some of our tesco vouchers. The food was... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2012
paul r
Poor value for money

Visited 25/9/11 had starter and main course. Meagre portions, very poor sauces and expensive. The... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2011
Reading, UK
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3 Apr 2013
“Fresh fish!”
13 Jan 2012
“Excellent food, but very poor service”
Popular seafood restaurant and bar in central London.
41-43 The Cut | 21 Wellington Street, London SE1 8LF, England
171 928-7211 or 171 836-7161
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

My Mum and I ate here on Christmas Eve and had an excellent experience all round. The service was great - very polite and attentive server. We shared a platter to start - lots of great shellfish. It was almost a meat in itself! I...More

1  Thank VictoriaS194
Reviewed 13 January 2012

I went to this restaurant with my partner to use up some of our tesco vouchers. The food was delicious, but the maitre'D was, unfortunately, very rude. He left us standing in the freezing cold of the open doorway when he went to check if...More

Thank paul r
Reviewed 28 November 2011

Ate at Livebait on Thursday 24th November 2011. We had high hopes after reading the reviews on the TasteCard website and when we arrived and they couldn't find our reservation (we had to point it out on their computer screen) and it looked like they...More

2  Thank SPD123
Reviewed 26 September 2011

Visited 25/9/11 had starter and main course. Meagre portions, very poor sauces and expensive. The moules maini course was barely big enough as a starter - very poor sauce. The octopus and chorizo should read potato, potato and more potato, chorizo and octopus. Roast cod...More

Thank 11areggub
Reviewed 14 August 2011

I thought this was very disappointing. The smoked haddock i had was presented well and tasted satisfactory but was a very small portion and served on a cold plate and only just warm enough. My partner had traditional fish and chips which he was satisfied...More

Thank vendula k
Reviewed 26 March 2011

We dined here using Tesco clubcard vouchers so can hardly complain about getting a 'free' meal. However, we left disappointed. The food imo was quite dull, lacking much flavour, and over priced. Some of it was also luke warm rather than hot. The starter of...More

Thank HelenandMark
Reviewed 14 February 2011

In summary I thoroughly enjoyed my experience, it's soo important to eat sustainably sourced fish & it is hard to find a fish restaurant with such high values as Livebait - all their fish is accredited by Marine Conservation Society. Yes you can probably eat...More

Thank FoodTravelAdventure
Reviewed 19 May 2010

After trip on the London Eye, a visit to Churchill War rooms and the Clink prison, it was time for a spot of lunch. We were looking for a cheapish snack, or so I thought, until hubby spotted a sign for Lobster outside of Livebait....More

2  Thank JillyTPreston_Lancs
Reviewed 18 January 2010

Overpriced mediocre food and a wine list that's just a joke - £30 for a bottle of NZ Sauvignon Blanc! I'm afraid this place just doesn't deliver. It's a typical Private Equity Investment operation - no soul to the place, everything costed to the last...More

Thank Relay
Reviewed 2 November 2009

I went ther on October 31 2009. My main course was incomplete - it should have included bread, but the restaurant had run out of bread apparently! At first the waiter denied the dish should have had bread, so we had to call for the...More

Thank George1507
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