Ate at Bintang, Kentish Town for the first time tonight. I hadn't taken my wife out in a while and wanted to find a new Malay style place so searched the internet and found Bintang.
Before I begin I would like point out that I'm not a particularly fussy eater or complainer.
I booked before turning up and was seated pretty quickly. It's a small place but pretty cosy. We ordered a quarter crispy duck as a starter, a Laksa (soupy dish) and Beef Bulgogi and two non-alcoholic mocktails.
The food turned up all at once rather than the starter first, so table was pretty cramped. Nearly all the dishes turned up cold so had to send them back one by one to be reheated. I was very annoyed at the portion size of the beef dish, I paid £9 and got like 3 small pieces beef in it. The portion size for duck dish was under average and pancakes to accompany the dish tasted artificial, like out of a packet and came stone cold as opposed to steamed. The soup was ok but gave me the runs after unfortunately, from which I'm still feeling the affects. The drinks were probably the best bit. Total bill approx £38.50 .
It will be the first and last time I will be visiting this place. Overpriced for what it is. A fancy menu but does not deliver on expectation. If you know your food then you will not be wowed by this place. Mostly disappointed with fact that the food was not served in order, turned up cold, portion sizes were meager and that I have diarrhoea now.