209-211 Liverpool Road
Tel: 020 7607 5519
Date of Last Visit: Friday, September 26th, 2008
The Victims: Feathers, Matt, Stacey
The Damage: Oh I forget…bad of me. £25ish each maybe?
The Background: Stacey has got us all tickets to Tropic Thunder at the Islington Vue. Dinner beforehand is in order. She offers me two choices: Vietnamese or The Barnsbury. Honestly, it's mir egal. So she books The Barnsbury.
Feathers and Matt and I sit outside The Barnsbury for a bit, enjoying the rare English sunshine. Matt and I buy Euro Millions tickets (all you need is £1 and a dream, right?) and as it turns out, I recoup my spend with a win of £7.40 or thereabouts.
The Food: We don't waste much time. After all, we have a really bad movie to see. Duck for me. The chicken and chorizo stew for Feathers and Stacey. Steak for Matt. We place our order around 7 p.m.
And then it's 7:30 p.m. And there's no food.
7:45 p.m. No food.
8 p.m. No food.
8:05 p.m. Food. Finally. We eat it in 10 minutes and skedaddle so we can get good seats.
The Verdict: I ate my food so fast, I don't even remember what it tasted like. I might go back here if I had more time. (Or, well, if they had more time. Or more, I don't know…more of a fire underneath them?) The service was nice.
P.S. Feathers texted me the next day and said, I quote, "So I thought the service was very good but food OK. My rocket and parm salad had too much parm and I never say that. The stew was just a nice piece of chicken in broth with beans."