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Disappointing lunch at Anisette


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Disappointing lunch at Anisette

Piggyinthemiddle | Aug 11, 2008 10:16 AM

Went to Anisette at end June, soon after it had started lunches. Found the experience lacking in the esssentials that make a good brasserie. Charming reception, but then left to our own devices; totally overlooked though tables on either side looked after (by different waiters). I guess we feel between two stools - literally. Waited at least 15 minutes before requesting a menu, then another huge wait for service. The tables are too close together - obviously trying to squeeze out every customer penny Uninspiring choice of lunch options - mostly brunchy, rather than lunchy. Too many eggs not enough meat, except for the seafood platters and shrimp (which was a skimpy serving). The main courses too, were on the small side, and short on flavour. I was appalled to see the
"rotisserie" chicken was roasted somewhere offstage and then kept warm in drawers at the upstairs station. By the time we left the service had continued to be offhand.
I was wondering what experiences anyone else has had? We were impressed with the thought that had gone into the restaurant design (outside of the table positioning), and thought that if the management took the service and menu in hand it had real possibilities. Has it improved in a1 1/2 months?

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