Recent visits to Dandelion and Barbuzzo brought this question to mind again. Is loud the new normal?
A comment about the food and service.
We loved the food and service at Barbuzzo and will just have to endure the crowds and noise.
Dandelion is a lovely venue with excellent service and interesting menu choices. We did find some items underwhelming. A Pimm's Cup that could have been anything other than a Pimm's Cup. Pimm's #1 is an English staple and next to Champagne the most consumed drink at Wimbledon.
The fish and chips were excellent, their version of Bangers and Mash was less that great, the Welsh Rarebit was tasty but unrecognizable and the English Cheeseboard was quite nice but British not English, other selections were not English Classics so we give most of them a "good enough" We were seated on the 3rd Floor in a lovely room which was promised to be a bit more quiet. . It was deafening at best.
The new normal?
To be fair both visits were on a weekend evening which adds to the customer count also to the drink fueled talk. We like the busy, happy vibes the vibrant atmosphere and expect some volume but is loud the new normal?