Date of Last Visit: Thursday, August 16th 2007
The Victims: Mr. and Mrs. Feathers, James, Julie, Anna
The Damage: £25 each?
The Background: The movies on my flight back from LAX sucked. With one exception. The Bourne Supremacy. I don’t normally like Matt Damon, but man is he great as Jason Bourne.
Well, The Bourne Ultimatum was set to debut in the UK on the 17th, but somehow, we found it at the Coronet in Notting Hill on Thursday the 16th. This was perfect because I had to catch a flight the next day to Sardinia.
We chose The Mall for its proximity to the theatre, and man am I glad we did. Because it was a really good meal. (With one exception, which I will mention in two secs.)
The Starters: We get a plate of hummous and babaganoush to start. The hummous is fine. The babaganoush is lackluster. It’s missing something. A lot of things, actually. It’s just plain eggplant. No seasonings. Weird. Anna and James get the prawns and they look really really nice and fresh.
The Mains: I get the roast chicken with broad beans, and man, I gotta tell you…it was PERFECT. Really really great. I was so very pleasantly surprised. It was a nice and simple dish, perfectly executed.
The Service: A bit spacey. And did not know what beers they had.
The Loos: Eh. Saloon style doors are weird.
The Movie: FANTASTIC. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should go immediately!
Language Lesson Learned: Theatre vs. Cinema. You can drink beer at the theatre, apparently. The Coronet is a theatre.
The Verdict: I liked it. If I’m ever in the ‘hood, I’ll be sure to stop by again. But I’ll skip the babaganoush.