|Venue name:||The Parlour Bar & Kitchen||Contact:|
Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square
|Price:||£25 and under|
|Do you own this business?|
Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
Amazing cocktails here with a lively vibe, and i swear they hire all the staff on how good looking they are. I'm not complaining in the slightest...
Hey, Hope you're well. So I work in the building on the 19th floor - regular customers of the Parlour Bar. Today my colleague and I took our clients for lunch there, table booked for 12:30. We arrived, was not busy at all, at least 6/7 empty tables, so they weren't as busy as how they acted. Firstly we had to approach the Waitress to be seated. We booked through toptable, but they couldn't find us, took us ten minutes to be finally seated which was at 12:40 (we had been there since 12:25). Finally after being seated we were not asked for drinks or anything for 30 mins, by this time clients had arrived, and I had to approach the bar to get a drink for us all (very embarrassing) this happened through out our lunch, very very slow service - a 1.5 hour lunch with clients, ended up being 2.5 hour lunch, which is ridiculous, making us all late. During our dinner, when the waitress gave us our mains, i ordered another drink, which didn't come for 30 mins, I then had to go to the lady and ask where my drink was, she said sorry I forgot - awful! Starters were not cooked properly (squid was overcooked), peanut sauce really runny, when it clearly states that its creamy. My colleague never even ate his linguini - not even touched it as it was apparently bland. So.... We got to deserts... My client (who spends an awful lot of money with me) and my colleague ordered the pancakes with lemon and sugar. They came, looked delicious. My client dug in first, did the lemon and sugar, rolled up.... Then took a big bite.... And sadly it wasn't sweet like it was supposed to be like sugar - this is because they had given a pot of salt instead of sugar!!!!!! This is just not on! At all.... We then complained to the waiter (guy) who bought it over... He just said sorry, runner must have got it confused with the salt.. Let me get you some more! Not a good enough excuse - not even a drink offered to us to say sorry. After waiting 20 mins for our pancakes... We had to cancel it... As we were already running late- been there since 12:30, leaving at 2:55. Not a very good lunch awful service, not so nice food, embarrassing when taking clients there.. And had spent a lot of money! I will not be recommending this place to any of my colleagues or friends, certainly not going to take clients there again either - lot of money wasted on an unenjoyable, over rated, embarrassing meal!
I visited The Parlour last Thursday night and I was so . I went with some girls from work in the evening. We had dinner in the quieter part of the venue, where we received a complimentary Amuse Bouche served by a lovely french waiter. We opted for the specials rather than choosing from the main menu, which was more burgers, etc. I had a lovely grilled sea bream, but the show stopper was my friends dish. She ordered flambeed scallops, which were cooked at the tableside by the chef. We stayed on for a few cocktails as the waiter cheekily twisted our arm and sorted us a table in the bar area. Service, Food and Atmosphere were all fantastic! RECOMMEND