Stamford Street - James Colom Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, March 30, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I've now had some experience parking in the area and can advise that parking in the evenings is actually quite easy in the back streets around Southwark. You can also pay around £4 an hour for street parking if you want during the day, though finding a space can be difficult.

I've been to this branch a couple of times now and this was by far the best visit yet. It seems the teething troubles I experienced early on have now disappeared, with a much tighter ship being run.

We were quickly seated and able to order almost straight away. There were two people infront of me at the till, but seeing this, extra staff stepped in so they were immediately taken care of - good to see them on the ball.

Food came in just over five minutes (very nearly a 5/5) and was much better than last time I was here. There were no problems with my mixture of sauces on the quarter chicken, chips were plentiful and not at all bitty, and rice and garlic bread were just right and piping hot. Only thing that stops it being a 4.5/5 is the slight lack of sauce on the chicken. It had an okay amount, but not enough to cover me once I got to the depths of the breast.

Overall a great step up, and I'll be back a lot more given my company has just moved 5 minutes down the road!

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