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Poll: How Do You Rate This Restaurant? (114 member(s) have cast votes)

How Do You Rate This Restaurant?

  1. Excellent (57 votes [51.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.35%

  2. Good (27 votes [24.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.32%

  3. Average (16 votes [14.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.41%

  4. Poor (11 votes [9.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.91%

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#31 Steve Palmer

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 01:49 PM

I can't afford the Ivy, however a lawyer client and friend (highly specialised shipping lawyer with loads of dosh) took my wife and I to the Waterside Inn in Bray on Saturday. My only experience of a 3 star michelin restaurant (one of only 3 in the UK I am told, and one of the others is also in Bray).
Now I do like my food, but my experiences of some of the better know restaurants has been that they are overpriced, so I never imagined I would say this.

Dinner for four at the Waterside (I had a scotch before dinner, but we had no wine) must have cost in excess of £500.00, but the food was simply the best I have ever had, the service was exceptional, and unlike other lesser but famous places, I wasn't hungry on the way home. A fantastic experience all round and....as nuts as its sounds...worth every penny. I'll just have to save my next visit for when someone else offers to pay or maybe my wedding anniversary.

They do do some relatively inexpensive deals though.


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Posted 10 April 2005 - 08:51 PM

Another great meal in Lorenzo's tonight. I went for the meat cannelloni and it was very, very tasty... not the most filling meal, but cannelloni never is. Simple, no-nonsense food is the key here, and I love it! :D
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#33 Zog the Headsplitter

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 10:55 AM

This is a very good authentic Italien restaurant and which has the very real bonus of Italiens loving kids. So if you a parent with children of any age they will be welcomed and they will enjoy the food too.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:08 PM

dont like to say told you but I told you so. dazza
Your obviously mistaken me with someone who gives a fig

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 08:12 AM

Note to any restaurateurs

If Dazza comes in, be sure to tell him the coffee's off... :D

Edited by jannism, 12 July 2005 - 01:48 PM.

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 12:45 PM

Best value lunch in London. The 'real' prices on the menu are pretty good too. Only down side is lack of a no-smoking area.

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:40 PM

Fabulous calzone!

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:44 AM

I like this restaurant, which is one of the first places I went to when I first landed in this part of London. It feels unpretentious and the food, although not brilliant for a vegetarian, is acceptable.

It does, as has been pointed out, get busy, but they usually manage to squeeze people in, and at least it doesn't have loud music.

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 01:00 PM

I have to add my twopence worth - every time I've been to Lorenzo's they have made us feel welcome. The food is consistently good fare and I'm always surprised how great their pizzas are. When there is so much choice of restaurant, the little local Italian can sometimes be relegated to last place; but Lorenzo's makes you realise what a mistake that is - it should be top choice every time!

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#40 James



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Posted 13 November 2005 - 06:43 PM

Gulp! Lorenzo's have put some of their prices up...

A Margherita pizza has gone up from £4.25 to a shocking £4.50 ;)

Though I noticed that some items have gone down :blink:

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 09:20 AM

Yummy - went for the bargain lunch yesterday - £3.95 for garlic bread and a huge pasta dish which were both great. Nothing flashy but tasty food, friendly service, a little bit squashed but will definitely go back soon!

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:31 PM

Always welcoming, always a great atmosphere, always good value.

Fab place

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 11:24 AM

After reading all the positive feedback about Lorenzos, we visited for the first time last week, and were really disappointed. We ordered a bottle of house red, which we couldn't drink, (that's a first for us!) and the food was best described as adequate. We didn't say anything at the time, as the waiter was very brusque, and we definately got the feeling that any complain wouldn't be well recieved! Maybe we just went on an off day, but we won't be going back to check!

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 01:03 PM

I'm afraid I had an extremely disappointing meal at Lorenzos. Although the staff were friendly, the pizzas were pretty poor and the starters equally so.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 01:36 PM

Hmmm, 2 bad reports. Hope they're not going downhill.

I've been twice in the last month whilst I've been back in the UK and, whilst the pizzas aren't the most specatcular in the world, they are tasty and the service has always been good for me. Value wise it's great, especially the lunch deal.