|Venue name:||The Bohemia||Contact:|
762-764 High Rd
|Transport:||Tube: Woodside Park|
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Average User Rating
3 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:0
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:2
Having read all the reviews on here praising the food, I was rudely awoken from my gourmet dream to the reality of this pub's food. It's one thing to have frozen chicken on display in the kitchen ready to be defrosted, it's another for the food to taste worse than the average sandwich I could make at 5% of the price. The 'famous wings' are dreadfully small, perhaps the reason they are not specified as being from a chicken is because they are from sparrows. At a minimum of 75p per wing one would expect something above the standard of high street chicken shops. Unfortunately they fall far short of even that - if KFC is Usain Bolt, the Bohemia is a kid with no legs. The Bohemia is so far down in a league of its own that I am shocked at how many people praise their quality of food. Frankly the only time I have ever regretted eating a restaurant or pub meal, they must have a special ability that can make chicken wings taste bad. To replicate their wing recipe take a sparrow's wing, dip it in vinegar until soggy and serve. Yes, the atmosphere is nice but nothing could make up for that food. The reason why I'm angry is not just because of the wings but because it is approx £15 per head when a better meal is sitting in a supermarket fridge in the form of a microwaveable burger.
It's got a great environment and has a great feel. Some of the staff are truly impressive from when I went before, but actually, one member was awful and we bought some coffees and they were stale, rancid and made me feel like vomiting. My friend even had stomach problems after. I think the main problem is that after the first two sips I knew it was bad and so, I had it taken back to the staff - man in black top - grizzly half shaven glastonbury look, and he wasn't taking any of it. He didn't taste it and just said that there was no problem with it. I worked in coffee shops and so does my friend. She drinks 10 coffees a day and I have the experience from my job. We know what a good coffee is as we have had it from there before. Anyway, they didn't refund us, say sorry or anything and so, all I can say is that this place has good reviews, but this man ruined our evening. I traveled from South London to meet my friends here. I hope that no one goes here as a result of this awful experience.
great pup. - Bring it back - sign petition http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/bring-back-the-bohemia