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2 for 1 at Cristina's

In addition to a beautifully juicy (and yet still affordable) range of gorgeous steaks, recently wooden-refurbished Cristina’s also offer a seasonally roatating menu with delicious fresh dishes. These include their popular and very summery feta & avocado salad with coriander, spinach, spring onions, quinoa and a lemon drizzle or their lamb rump carved over pearl couscous, pomegranate, feta, parsley, peppers and a fresh Tzatziki dip.

Whilst also including a healthy selection of non-beef mains, our specialty of juicy steaks include hangers, rumps, sirloins, rib-eyes, fillets.... and signature dish "the big boy T-bone" (huge 20oz fillet+sirloin cut).

Best of all... EACH STEAK COMES WITH TWO FREE SIDES :)

Homemade cakes, foccacia breads, pâté and sauces all made in house. This is real, honest food made fresh for you with genuine passion.An affordable wine list and rotating beer range (including craft and German beers) are also available to enjoy !

Cristina’s will take you by surprise, tingle your tastebuds and leave you eager to return again.

Be sure to check out the changing seasonal menu before you book, including our monthly specials (also available on our Tastecard 2-4-1 deal)

Important Information

Please Note: The tastecard discount is not available on celebration days including Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Easter, Father's Day, New Year's Eve etc. Multiple cards can be used up to 6 people at Cristina's, for example, if 6 people dine 3 tastecards need to be shown.

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Cristina's
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Steve said "Lovely Relaxing Meal
Great food. Relaxing atmosphere and good service"
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Debbie said
" Lovely evening mid week, food and service very good. Definitely be going back there. The steak..."
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Phil said "Good Value
The place was very busy which I think they didn't expect but everyone was enjoying the..."
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Cathie said "Great Restaurant
Lovely little gem in the middle of barking - great steaks"
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ALAN said "Fantastic food, as always
We have been visiting Cristina's regularly for a while now. The food is consistently..."
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Dunmade said
" Excellent customer service. Cool environment with classy dishes."
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EN said "Great Lunch Venue
Often go here for lunch with colleagues
Fast
Excellent quality
Good wine..."
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Lydia said "Great steak!
All the food was excellent, big portions well cooked and very tasty.will definitely go again"
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Chris said "Great meal
Just really like this place. Great food. Nice atmosphere. Great deal"
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Anh said "Brilliant
I love this place. Their steaks rank amongst the top. Gauchos Goodmans Flat Iron...woth such..."
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Inga said "Delicious food
Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Best fillet stake ever had."
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Ian said "Great Food
Fantastic food - great service - lovely atmosphere, would highly recommend."
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Charlotte said
" Lovely food defo recommend 5* saved with taste card too"
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"Great Food And Friendly Service
Food is delicious and service is extremely friendly. Definitely recommend."
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Kash said "Lovely Experience
I must say Christina's one of the best restaurant in Barking. Amazing food and service."
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Sarah said "Beautiful Food
Went for an evening with friends best food I've had out in a long time will be going again..."
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SARAH said "Amazing Restaurant Fantastic Staff and Food
Visited tonight for our first time. It was amazing. The food from Starter, Main and desert is..."
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"Loved It
We booked and realised when we turned up we were the only customers there. Although this did not..."
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Raimonda said
" Nice food, warm atmosphere, brilliant service!"
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Nikki said
" Truly, "The Best Steak in Barking". Amazing hidden gem. A must try."
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Christopher said "Great little place in Barking
Nice place. Hidden gem in Barking. Good steaks. Nice place. Good value. Especially with the card"
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FoodM said "Perfect Meal
Food and service ::: excellent"
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Alif said "Bit of a shame really
OK this is my second time having visited as previous visit the steak was great then again it was..."
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Lisa said "Very Nice
Great little place. Good friendly service. Nice food."
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Holly said
" Service, atmosphere, decor and of course the food.. We're fantastic! Will be back soon."
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w.dianne said "Perfection
I have been coming to Cristina's for a while now using my tastecard, the decode is lovely..."
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Jodie said "Fantastic Restaurant
This was my first visit to Cristina's. What can I say, the food and service was fantastic,..."
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" Nice taste, nice service, must try"
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honor said "lovely
great food!"
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Fran said "Amazing Value For Money
This place was such a find!! Friendly service, gorgeous decor and amazing food!! Could not praise..."
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Hermes said "Great Steak
I'll keep this short and sweet!

I ordered the T-Bone...it was DELICIOUS! One of..."
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Josephine said "INCREDIBLE food!
Enjoyed this charming little steak restaurant twice now and cannot recommend enough. The portions..."
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Pamela said "Absolutely awful
Went to Christina's this week after work. I ordered the chicken Tagine as my main. The other..."
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Annie said "Five Stars Well Deserved
Went to Cristina for lunch today and we had a fantastic time . First of all, the owners revamped..."
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Jake said
" Decent steak, nice friendly waitresses. Well decorated. Panna Cotta desert was really nice."
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Malcolm said "Excellent value
I visited Cristina's with my vegan daughter to check it out as a possible venue for my..."
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Lorraine said "Cristinas
Starters of Prawn and garlic sauce with rice superb! Unique taste ....the Fillet steak..."
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Amy said "AMAZING *****
The most important thing when you go to a restaurant is the food, and there is nothing to..."
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Gary said "Well worth a visit
Very nice steak and chips well worth it and value for money. Will definitely be going back again."
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LucyNSim said
" Went here on the 23/10/2013 and the food was amazing, the steaks were the best we have had in a..."
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James said
" I really didn't enjoy Cristina’s but then what can you expect when you're getting a..."
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Tony said
" We tried Cristinas for my wife’s birthday and the food was outstanding, the portions were big and..."
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Ben said
" I was there but is so poor and that guy who serves there is so impolite and the worse....0.5 for..."
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May said
" A quiet restaurant with excellent service and very generous portion of tasty food!! Will..."
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Jacob said "Best restaurant for miles around!
I was utterly thrilled to see a restaurant with tastecard in my Barking and Dagenham area,..."
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Nick said "Great steak but......
Location - not great but you set up where you can. It is a bit of a walk from anywhere you are..."
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  • Steve said: "Lovely Relaxing Meal
    Great food. Relaxing atmosphere and good service "
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  • Debbie said:
    " Lovely evening mid week, food and service very good. Definitely be going back there. The steak was excellent. "
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  • Phil said: "Good Value
    The place was very busy which I think they didn't expect but everyone was enjoying the place. The food was excellent "
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  • Cathie said: "Great Restaurant
    Lovely little gem in the middle of barking - great steaks "
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  • ALAN said: "Fantastic food, as always
    We have been visiting Cristina's regularly for a while now. The food is consistently excellent and the staff are great. Considering the quality, the food is good value before the discount but when using a Taste Card it is amazing value. If you like steak you need to visit! "
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  • Dunmade said:
    " Excellent customer service. Cool environment with classy dishes. "
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  • EN said: "Great Lunch Venue
    Often go here for lunch with colleagues
    Fast
    Excellent quality
    Good wine choice
    Very reasonably priced "
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  • Lydia said: "Great steak!
    All the food was excellent, big portions well cooked and very tasty.will definitely go again "
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  • Chris said: "Great meal
    Just really like this place. Great food. Nice atmosphere. Great deal "
    Posted 6 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Anh said: "Brilliant
    I love this place. Their steaks rank amongst the top. Gauchos Goodmans Flat Iron...woth such great value and a relaxed atmosphere. "
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  • Inga said: "Delicious food
    Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Best fillet stake ever had. "
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  • Ian said: "Great Food
    Fantastic food - great service - lovely atmosphere, would highly recommend. "
    Posted 6 months, 21 days ago...
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  • Charlotte said:
    " Lovely food defo recommend 5* saved with taste card too "
    Posted 7 months, 23 days ago...
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  • "Great Food And Friendly Service
    Food is delicious and service is extremely friendly. Definitely recommend. "
    Posted 7 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Kash said: "Lovely Experience
    I must say Christina's one of the best restaurant in Barking. Amazing food and service. "
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  • Sarah said: "Beautiful Food
    Went for an evening with friends best food I've had out in a long time will be going again soon. "
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  • SARAH said: "Amazing Restaurant Fantastic Staff and Food
    Visited tonight for our first time. It was amazing. The food from Starter, Main and desert is faultless. Tastes so good. Would highly recommend 5***** "
    Posted 1 year, 2 days ago...
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  • "Loved It
    We booked and realised when we turned up we were the only customers there. Although this did not put us off as it was very nice food and didn't disappoint! Good for the price too considering I had a steak with lots of sides "
    Posted 1 year, 12 days ago...
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  • Raimonda said:
    " Nice food, warm atmosphere, brilliant service! "
    Posted 1 year, 23 days ago...
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  • Nikki said:
    " Truly, "The Best Steak in Barking". Amazing hidden gem. A must try. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 24 days ago...
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  • Christopher said: "Great little place in Barking
    Nice place. Hidden gem in Barking. Good steaks. Nice place. Good value. Especially with the card "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 19 days ago...
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  • FoodM said: "Perfect Meal
    Food and service ::: excellent "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Alif said: "Bit of a shame really
    OK this is my second time having visited as previous visit the steak was great then again it was a T bone.. Ok.... Let's start with the positives.... Great looking restaurant which has character and charm... Amazing staff who were attentive and friendly and catered to our needs throughout our visit.

    Unfortunately the food was poorly made which is surprising as it's pretty easy to make at home so you would assume a restaurant would have better quality especially when they have motto of Best steak in Barking .

    Anyway I ordered a rib eye steak (rare) 10 Oz with 2 sides... Home made chips and beer battered onion rings.

    First and foremost the steak Initially received was medium to well done, fortunately the waitress saw this and swiftly returned and got me a new steak which was an improvement as one side of the steak was in fact rare but the other side was medium (I don't know how they did that).... Secondly they didn't even season the steak I mean come on that's cooking 101.....

    Next was the sides of chips and onion rings... Which looked pretty but was oily and undercooked..... Things which could have easily been fixed by using a stopwatch alarm and a thermostat.... I mean the reason it was undercooked and soggy was because the oil was simply not hot enough to begin with... My mate order the same steak (medium rare) received medium to well instead with sautéed peppers and asparagus and chips.. Again far from perfect.... peppers were over cooked and soggy and the asparagus initially didn't come we had to ask for them and when they did come it was the thinnest 2 pieces of asparagus I have ever seen it resembled more a green bean than asparagus again lacked Seasoning.

    It kind of shame the food let it down because everything else is great.

    May return in the distant future to give them a third chance.... "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Lisa said: "Very Nice
    Great little place. Good friendly service. Nice food. "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Holly said:
    " Service, atmosphere, decor and of course the food.. We're fantastic! Will be back soon. "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 3 days ago...
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  • w.dianne said: "Perfection
    I have been coming to Cristina's for a while now using my tastecard, the decode is lovely staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is divine! "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Jodie said: "Fantastic Restaurant
    This was my first visit to Cristina's. What can I say, the food and service was fantastic, and even better that they take tastecard and they do not have any exceptions on what days you can use it. Highly recommended, the best restaurant in Barking. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 22 days ago...
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  • " Nice taste, nice service, must try "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 4 days ago...
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  • honor said: "lovely
    great food! "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Fran said: "Amazing Value For Money
    This place was such a find!! Friendly service, gorgeous decor and amazing food!! Could not praise this restaurant enough one of the best meals me and my husband have ever had! Will defiantly be returning! "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Hermes said: "Great Steak
    I'll keep this short and sweet!

    I ordered the T-Bone...it was DELICIOUS! One of the best steaks I have ever u had.

    I highly recommend this restaurant!

    Happy Eating.

    Regards,

    Hermes Michael Solomonides "
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  • Josephine said: "INCREDIBLE food!
    Enjoyed this charming little steak restaurant twice now and cannot recommend enough. The portions are great, the prices are already wonderful without the Tastecard and the food... the food is INCREDIBLE.

    I always go for the steak options which are so juicy, top quality beef they use here and the steak all come with two free sides! My partner has had the Venison Bangers & Mash and Chicken Supreme options from the non-steak menu and loved them.

    For dessert,m highly recommend the white chocolate cheescake or chocolate brownie,

    Service is good, nice and friendly. Interior is wooden, quite cool looking actually. There is funny cow outside too that the waitress told me was called Ferdinand, lol!

    Def recommend, 5 stars for sure. "
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  • Pamela said: "Absolutely awful
    Went to Christina's this week after work. I ordered the chicken Tagine as my main. The other person I was with ordered bangers and mash. The mash potato with both dishes was lumpy and really bland. The Chef would have seriously benefited from a potato ricer. However, the chicken left me feeling nauseous all night. It was hard and crunchy. At first I thought that it may have been a bit of fruit but when I tasted another piece I realise it was the chicken. I raised it with the restaurant and they said that they had noticed a problem with the delivery and that the chicken was hard and could have been turkey (but not even turkey should taste so god awful). When I said that they should discard the chicken they did not appear keen and kept on saying that there is nothing wrong with the chicken and it will not make me sick. SHOCKING! "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Annie said: "Five Stars Well Deserved
    Went to Cristina for lunch today and we had a fantastic time . First of all, the owners revamped the place and it looks 100% better ( Yep the red carpet has been replaced by floorboards, new tables and chairs).
    I had the fillet of beef with -creamy mash and -sautéed mushrooms . My friend had the T bone with -fries and - cauliflowers . Both dishes were perfectly cooked and the meat was premium quality.

    Could not leave without getting dessert! We both got the brownies cake with vanilla ice cream and like the main course it was delightful .

    The service was very good and the bill using the tastecard came to £36 . Bloody amazing :-)) "
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  • Jake said:
    " Decent steak, nice friendly waitresses. Well decorated. Panna Cotta desert was really nice. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Malcolm said: "Excellent value
    I visited Cristina's with my vegan daughter to check it out as a possible venue for my son's 40th birthday family dinner as he expressed a desire for good steak. The reviews for the restaurant and their own descriptions of their meat suggested this could be the perfect place.

    The service was excellent and personable. The home made mushroom soup was creamy and well seasoned. My grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto was good but I was surprised the ham had not also been lightly grilled. My daughter had several vegetable dishes as a main course including the grilled mixed vegetables and she declared them all very tasty. My minted pea purée and grilled mushrooms were also very good. Whilst my steak was well cooked and medium rare it did not have the buttery smooth texture as advertised or expected of a fillet. The Pinotage was spicy and the Cab Sav, from Romania, was soft and fruity

    Overall, even without the Tastecard, this would have been food value but I was disappointed with the fillet steak. I will certainly revisit and try some of the other cuts and mains and if you visit mid week there is an excellently priced fixed dinner menu that looks to be amazing value. "
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  • Lorraine said: "Cristinas
    Starters of Prawn and garlic sauce with rice superb! Unique taste ....the Fillet steak absolutely divine knife sliding through butter ! Service top rate.... lovely waitress .... tiramasu a little dry would benefit with more coffee taste and some single cream but gigantic portion and enjoyable! ..... the only downside was the same chap who constantly was in and out every 5 minutes more than a dozen times for whatever reason he was sitting with the owner really not a good move ... we were by the door eating and I did not think this was curteous it was inconsiderate of other diners and extremely annoying..... more like Freds cafe behaviour!- this was my first visit to Cristinas and would definately come back again - Cristinas have all the ingredients for top notch restaurant but you need to get rid of those who do not know how to behave in order to attract those that do ..
    ambience was lovely apart from the chap who would not sit still.. the waitress Bianca is adorable and a real gem lovely lady ! "
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  • Amy said: "AMAZING *****
    The most important thing when you go to a restaurant is the food, and there is nothing to complain about when it comes to Cristina's. Everything that we chose tasted beautiful no need to add salt or peper. The sirloin steak was beautifully tender and cooked to perfection. If I had to complain it would be that there was a little too much food so no room for dessert. And the chairs could be upgraded to nice large arm chairs to give that more lux feel. Thank you for a lovely dinner. Will be back soon "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Gary said: "Well worth a visit
    Very nice steak and chips well worth it and value for money. Will definitely be going back again. "
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  • LucyNSim said:
    " Went here on the 23/10/2013 and the food was amazing, the steaks were the best we have had in a very long time and were cooked to perfection, (rare and medium rare) portions are a nice size, with really fresh tasting ingredients and nice crisp salad. Although the service was very slow because there was only one person serving, she was very polite and attentive.
    The atmosphere was a little too quiet for our taste, but improved when they put some background music on.
    Looking forward to returning soon! "
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  • James said:
    " I really didn't enjoy Cristina’s but then what can you expect when you're getting a steak and all the trimmings for £7. If you want a big feed for little money then this is the place! It wasn't however, to my taste. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 17 days ago...
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  • Tony said:
    " We tried Cristinas for my wife’s birthday and the food was outstanding, the portions were big and the food well cooked.

    We had starters before ordering pasta carbonara and a rump steak cooked medium.

    The pasta came in a huge bowl and was rich and creamy and the steak was cooked to perfection and was the best meal I have had out in a long time.

    Drinks were very reasonable and service was prompted and attentive although there was only one person serving.

    We were so impressed although we got 50% off with our tastecard we added a 25% tip and the whole meal was still less than £30. "
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  • Ben said:
    " I was there but is so poor and that guy who serves there is so impolite and the worse....0.5 for him! "
    Posted 3 years, 2 months, 20 days ago...
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  • May said:
    " A quiet restaurant with excellent service and very generous portion of tasty food!! Will definitely recommend this restaurant and will come back again!! "
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  • Jacob said: "Best restaurant for miles around!
    I was utterly thrilled to see a restaurant with tastecard in my Barking and Dagenham area, especially as I'd heard about this one in the local paper.

    So, I called up the significant other, told him to meet me outside work and decided to surprise treat him to a meal at this new steak restaurant, which I'd also heard from a work colleague was very much worth checking out.

    Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by a handsome chap who sat us near the window and made us feel welcome. We chose a lovely Malbec wine as a bottle and then chose our starters: Bruschetta and Spinach Pancakes, which were actually a bit like pancake cannelloni, both were delicious but it was the main course that really made the evening!

    My other half wanted to take on the "16oz T-Bone Big Boy" and I opted for the rather intriguing Tagliatelle Al Caffe ... because it was coffee-based pasta! At first I thought it was going to be a risk, but it was INCREDIBLE! I've never tasted anything like it and was reluctant to share it with my other half in between moments of "aahh,mmmmmm" of eating this absolutely HUGE steak, which was cooked exactly medium-rare as requested and came with two neat sides from a choice, opted for a delicious pea purée and soft sweet potato fries, which were delightful. My partner was still talking about it the morning after and having had a bite of it myself, I can understand why!

    There weren't many people in the restaurant. I guess as it had just launched and Barking isn't really a "foodies-town" although the arrival of this place will surely change the locals' attitude to that! In all honesty we prefer a quieter ambiance of a restaurant rather than a hustle and bustle atmosphere found in central London joints where you feel like a cog in the machine... Cristina's you felt like you were fine-dining in a quite romantic atmosphere. The music was helpful with this, as they were playing popular songs as chilled out covers in a lounge/jazzy style. However, I've rated them 4/5 for the atmosphere rather than full marks as I understand some people don't like quieter restaurants. For those that do however (where you can hear yourself talk!), Cristina's has a perfect atmosphere. This could get busier the more locals hear about the restaurant and its delicious food though...

    I was stuffed after my main course but my other half had a bit more room left and requested the home-made triple chocolate brownie with ice-cream....so... I quickly found some more room in my tummy to share it with him as it was AMAZING!

    I'm so thrilled Barking finally has a good restaurant and I'm absolutely confident I will be a regular customer, which is good as there was no problems using the tastecard and I even dealt with Cristina herself, a lovely lady clearly passionate about the restaurant. The prices were fair enough as they are, so with a tastecard they were of course, even more fantastic! "
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  • Nick said: "Great steak but......
    Location - not great but you set up where you can. It is a bit of a walk from anywhere you are allowed to park but the Abbey opposite is nice as is the park itself if you walk through them to get there.

    Prices - Very competitive. No problems at all using the tastecard.

    Decor - Nicely laid out. Clean and well presented if a little old fashioned.

    Main course - Excellent. I had the T-Bone and it was lovely. Cooked how I wanted it and very, very tender. Others in the party had different steaks and enjoyed them. My wife had the Chicken Skewers which were packed with meat and very tasty.

    The vegetable choices are very good and we tried the chunky chips, carrots, parsley potatoes, vegetable rice, sweet potato chips and onion rings - all excellent.

    Dessert - a letdown to be honest. There is only a choice of 5 and they had no Tiramisu which 3 of our 5 wanted to have. We ended up with 4 cheesecakes and a Profiteroles. Unfortunately all appeared to have come from the frozen section of Makro. The cheesecake had an uninspiring few dabs of sauce on the side. We were unable to decide what flavour it was supposed to be with Strawberry, Raspberry and even Rhubarb being mentioned. Perhaps if they get established the dessert menu will improve. Also the dessert prices in the restaurant are not the same as the ones on the menu on the website. All except the ice cream are £5.

    Service - Not great. We were the only people there and it was very slow. Music was truly awful!!!!!

    Overall plusses and minuses but I would definitely go again because the main course was so good. "
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  • Steve said: "Lovely Relaxing Meal
    Great food. Relaxing atmosphere and good service "
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  • Debbie said:
    " Lovely evening mid week, food and service very good. Definitely be going back there. The steak was excellent. "
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  • Phil said: "Good Value
    The place was very busy which I think they didn't expect but everyone was enjoying the place. The food was excellent "
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  • Cathie said: "Great Restaurant
    Lovely little gem in the middle of barking - great steaks "
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  • ALAN said: "Fantastic food, as always
    We have been visiting Cristina's regularly for a while now. The food is consistently excellent and the staff are great. Considering the quality, the food is good value before the discount but when using a Taste Card it is amazing value. If you like steak you need to visit! "
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  • Dunmade said:
    " Excellent customer service. Cool environment with classy dishes. "
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  • EN said: "Great Lunch Venue
    Often go here for lunch with colleagues
    Fast
    Excellent quality
    Good wine choice
    Very reasonably priced "
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  • Lydia said: "Great steak!
    All the food was excellent, big portions well cooked and very tasty.will definitely go again "
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  • Chris said: "Great meal
    Just really like this place. Great food. Nice atmosphere. Great deal "
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  • Anh said: "Brilliant
    I love this place. Their steaks rank amongst the top. Gauchos Goodmans Flat Iron...woth such great value and a relaxed atmosphere. "
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  • Inga said: "Delicious food
    Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Best fillet stake ever had. "
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  • Ian said: "Great Food
    Fantastic food - great service - lovely atmosphere, would highly recommend. "
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  • Charlotte said:
    " Lovely food defo recommend 5* saved with taste card too "
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  • "Great Food And Friendly Service
    Food is delicious and service is extremely friendly. Definitely recommend. "
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  • Kash said: "Lovely Experience
    I must say Christina's one of the best restaurant in Barking. Amazing food and service. "
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  • Sarah said: "Beautiful Food
    Went for an evening with friends best food I've had out in a long time will be going again soon. "
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  • SARAH said: "Amazing Restaurant Fantastic Staff and Food
    Visited tonight for our first time. It was amazing. The food from Starter, Main and desert is faultless. Tastes so good. Would highly recommend 5***** "
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  • "Loved It
    We booked and realised when we turned up we were the only customers there. Although this did not put us off as it was very nice food and didn't disappoint! Good for the price too considering I had a steak with lots of sides "
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  • Raimonda said:
    " Nice food, warm atmosphere, brilliant service! "
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  • Nikki said:
    " Truly, "The Best Steak in Barking". Amazing hidden gem. A must try. "
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  • Christopher said: "Great little place in Barking
    Nice place. Hidden gem in Barking. Good steaks. Nice place. Good value. Especially with the card "
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  • FoodM said: "Perfect Meal
    Food and service ::: excellent "
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  • Alif said: "Bit of a shame really
    OK this is my second time having visited as previous visit the steak was great then again it was a T bone.. Ok.... Let's start with the positives.... Great looking restaurant which has character and charm... Amazing staff who were attentive and friendly and catered to our needs throughout our visit.

    Unfortunately the food was poorly made which is surprising as it's pretty easy to make at home so you would assume a restaurant would have better quality especially when they have motto of Best steak in Barking .

    Anyway I ordered a rib eye steak (rare) 10 Oz with 2 sides... Home made chips and beer battered onion rings.

    First and foremost the steak Initially received was medium to well done, fortunately the waitress saw this and swiftly returned and got me a new steak which was an improvement as one side of the steak was in fact rare but the other side was medium (I don't know how they did that).... Secondly they didn't even season the steak I mean come on that's cooking 101.....

    Next was the sides of chips and onion rings... Which looked pretty but was oily and undercooked..... Things which could have easily been fixed by using a stopwatch alarm and a thermostat.... I mean the reason it was undercooked and soggy was because the oil was simply not hot enough to begin with... My mate order the same steak (medium rare) received medium to well instead with sautéed peppers and asparagus and chips.. Again far from perfect.... peppers were over cooked and soggy and the asparagus initially didn't come we had to ask for them and when they did come it was the thinnest 2 pieces of asparagus I have ever seen it resembled more a green bean than asparagus again lacked Seasoning.

    It kind of shame the food let it down because everything else is great.

    May return in the distant future to give them a third chance.... "
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  • Lisa said: "Very Nice
    Great little place. Good friendly service. Nice food. "
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  • Holly said:
    " Service, atmosphere, decor and of course the food.. We're fantastic! Will be back soon. "
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  • w.dianne said: "Perfection
    I have been coming to Cristina's for a while now using my tastecard, the decode is lovely staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is divine! "
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  • Jodie said: "Fantastic Restaurant
    This was my first visit to Cristina's. What can I say, the food and service was fantastic, and even better that they take tastecard and they do not have any exceptions on what days you can use it. Highly recommended, the best restaurant in Barking. "
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  • " Nice taste, nice service, must try "
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  • honor said: "lovely
    great food! "
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  • Fran said: "Amazing Value For Money
    This place was such a find!! Friendly service, gorgeous decor and amazing food!! Could not praise this restaurant enough one of the best meals me and my husband have ever had! Will defiantly be returning! "
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  • Hermes said: "Great Steak
    I'll keep this short and sweet!

    I ordered the T-Bone...it was DELICIOUS! One of the best steaks I have ever u had.

    I highly recommend this restaurant!

    Happy Eating.

    Regards,

    Hermes Michael Solomonides "
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  • Josephine said: "INCREDIBLE food!
    Enjoyed this charming little steak restaurant twice now and cannot recommend enough. The portions are great, the prices are already wonderful without the Tastecard and the food... the food is INCREDIBLE.

    I always go for the steak options which are so juicy, top quality beef they use here and the steak all come with two free sides! My partner has had the Venison Bangers & Mash and Chicken Supreme options from the non-steak menu and loved them.

    For dessert,m highly recommend the white chocolate cheescake or chocolate brownie,

    Service is good, nice and friendly. Interior is wooden, quite cool looking actually. There is funny cow outside too that the waitress told me was called Ferdinand, lol!

    Def recommend, 5 stars for sure. "
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  • Pamela said: "Absolutely awful
    Went to Christina's this week after work. I ordered the chicken Tagine as my main. The other person I was with ordered bangers and mash. The mash potato with both dishes was lumpy and really bland. The Chef would have seriously benefited from a potato ricer. However, the chicken left me feeling nauseous all night. It was hard and crunchy. At first I thought that it may have been a bit of fruit but when I tasted another piece I realise it was the chicken. I raised it with the restaurant and they said that they had noticed a problem with the delivery and that the chicken was hard and could have been turkey (but not even turkey should taste so god awful). When I said that they should discard the chicken they did not appear keen and kept on saying that there is nothing wrong with the chicken and it will not make me sick. SHOCKING! "
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  • Annie said: "Five Stars Well Deserved
    Went to Cristina for lunch today and we had a fantastic time . First of all, the owners revamped the place and it looks 100% better ( Yep the red carpet has been replaced by floorboards, new tables and chairs).
    I had the fillet of beef with -creamy mash and -sautéed mushrooms . My friend had the T bone with -fries and - cauliflowers . Both dishes were perfectly cooked and the meat was premium quality.

    Could not leave without getting dessert! We both got the brownies cake with vanilla ice cream and like the main course it was delightful .

    The service was very good and the bill using the tastecard came to £36 . Bloody amazing :-)) "
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  • Jake said:
    " Decent steak, nice friendly waitresses. Well decorated. Panna Cotta desert was really nice. "
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  • Malcolm said: "Excellent value
    I visited Cristina's with my vegan daughter to check it out as a possible venue for my son's 40th birthday family dinner as he expressed a desire for good steak. The reviews for the restaurant and their own descriptions of their meat suggested this could be the perfect place.

    The service was excellent and personable. The home made mushroom soup was creamy and well seasoned. My grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto was good but I was surprised the ham had not also been lightly grilled. My daughter had several vegetable dishes as a main course including the grilled mixed vegetables and she declared them all very tasty. My minted pea purée and grilled mushrooms were also very good. Whilst my steak was well cooked and medium rare it did not have the buttery smooth texture as advertised or expected of a fillet. The Pinotage was spicy and the Cab Sav, from Romania, was soft and fruity

    Overall, even without the Tastecard, this would have been food value but I was disappointed with the fillet steak. I will certainly revisit and try some of the other cuts and mains and if you visit mid week there is an excellently priced fixed dinner menu that looks to be amazing value. "
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  • Lorraine said: "Cristinas
    Starters of Prawn and garlic sauce with rice superb! Unique taste ....the Fillet steak absolutely divine knife sliding through butter ! Service top rate.... lovely waitress .... tiramasu a little dry would benefit with more coffee taste and some single cream but gigantic portion and enjoyable! ..... the only downside was the same chap who constantly was in and out every 5 minutes more than a dozen times for whatever reason he was sitting with the owner really not a good move ... we were by the door eating and I did not think this was curteous it was inconsiderate of other diners and extremely annoying..... more like Freds cafe behaviour!- this was my first visit to Cristinas and would definately come back again - Cristinas have all the ingredients for top notch restaurant but you need to get rid of those who do not know how to behave in order to attract those that do ..
    ambience was lovely apart from the chap who would not sit still.. the waitress Bianca is adorable and a real gem lovely lady ! "
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  • Amy said: "AMAZING *****
    The most important thing when you go to a restaurant is the food, and there is nothing to complain about when it comes to Cristina's. Everything that we chose tasted beautiful no need to add salt or peper. The sirloin steak was beautifully tender and cooked to perfection. If I had to complain it would be that there was a little too much food so no room for dessert. And the chairs could be upgraded to nice large arm chairs to give that more lux feel. Thank you for a lovely dinner. Will be back soon "
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  • Gary said: "Well worth a visit
    Very nice steak and chips well worth it and value for money. Will definitely be going back again. "
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  • LucyNSim said:
    " Went here on the 23/10/2013 and the food was amazing, the steaks were the best we have had in a very long time and were cooked to perfection, (rare and medium rare) portions are a nice size, with really fresh tasting ingredients and nice crisp salad. Although the service was very slow because there was only one person serving, she was very polite and attentive.
    The atmosphere was a little too quiet for our taste, but improved when they put some background music on.
    Looking forward to returning soon! "
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  • James said:
    " I really didn't enjoy Cristina’s but then what can you expect when you're getting a steak and all the trimmings for £7. If you want a big feed for little money then this is the place! It wasn't however, to my taste. "
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  • Tony said:
    " We tried Cristinas for my wife’s birthday and the food was outstanding, the portions were big and the food well cooked.

    We had starters before ordering pasta carbonara and a rump steak cooked medium.

    The pasta came in a huge bowl and was rich and creamy and the steak was cooked to perfection and was the best meal I have had out in a long time.

    Drinks were very reasonable and service was prompted and attentive although there was only one person serving.

    We were so impressed although we got 50% off with our tastecard we added a 25% tip and the whole meal was still less than £30. "
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  • Ben said:
    " I was there but is so poor and that guy who serves there is so impolite and the worse....0.5 for him! "
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  • May said:
    " A quiet restaurant with excellent service and very generous portion of tasty food!! Will definitely recommend this restaurant and will come back again!! "
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  • Jacob said: "Best restaurant for miles around!
    I was utterly thrilled to see a restaurant with tastecard in my Barking and Dagenham area, especially as I'd heard about this one in the local paper.

    So, I called up the significant other, told him to meet me outside work and decided to surprise treat him to a meal at this new steak restaurant, which I'd also heard from a work colleague was very much worth checking out.

    Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by a handsome chap who sat us near the window and made us feel welcome. We chose a lovely Malbec wine as a bottle and then chose our starters: Bruschetta and Spinach Pancakes, which were actually a bit like pancake cannelloni, both were delicious but it was the main course that really made the evening!

    My other half wanted to take on the "16oz T-Bone Big Boy" and I opted for the rather intriguing Tagliatelle Al Caffe ... because it was coffee-based pasta! At first I thought it was going to be a risk, but it was INCREDIBLE! I've never tasted anything like it and was reluctant to share it with my other half in between moments of "aahh,mmmmmm" of eating this absolutely HUGE steak, which was cooked exactly medium-rare as requested and came with two neat sides from a choice, opted for a delicious pea purée and soft sweet potato fries, which were delightful. My partner was still talking about it the morning after and having had a bite of it myself, I can understand why!

    There weren't many people in the restaurant. I guess as it had just launched and Barking isn't really a "foodies-town" although the arrival of this place will surely change the locals' attitude to that! In all honesty we prefer a quieter ambiance of a restaurant rather than a hustle and bustle atmosphere found in central London joints where you feel like a cog in the machine... Cristina's you felt like you were fine-dining in a quite romantic atmosphere. The music was helpful with this, as they were playing popular songs as chilled out covers in a lounge/jazzy style. However, I've rated them 4/5 for the atmosphere rather than full marks as I understand some people don't like quieter restaurants. For those that do however (where you can hear yourself talk!), Cristina's has a perfect atmosphere. This could get busier the more locals hear about the restaurant and its delicious food though...

    I was stuffed after my main course but my other half had a bit more room left and requested the home-made triple chocolate brownie with ice-cream....so... I quickly found some more room in my tummy to share it with him as it was AMAZING!

    I'm so thrilled Barking finally has a good restaurant and I'm absolutely confident I will be a regular customer, which is good as there was no problems using the tastecard and I even dealt with Cristina herself, a lovely lady clearly passionate about the restaurant. The prices were fair enough as they are, so with a tastecard they were of course, even more fantastic! "
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  • Nick said: "Great steak but......
    Location - not great but you set up where you can. It is a bit of a walk from anywhere you are allowed to park but the Abbey opposite is nice as is the park itself if you walk through them to get there.

    Prices - Very competitive. No problems at all using the tastecard.

    Decor - Nicely laid out. Clean and well presented if a little old fashioned.

    Main course - Excellent. I had the T-Bone and it was lovely. Cooked how I wanted it and very, very tender. Others in the party had different steaks and enjoyed them. My wife had the Chicken Skewers which were packed with meat and very tasty.

    The vegetable choices are very good and we tried the chunky chips, carrots, parsley potatoes, vegetable rice, sweet potato chips and onion rings - all excellent.

    Dessert - a letdown to be honest. There is only a choice of 5 and they had no Tiramisu which 3 of our 5 wanted to have. We ended up with 4 cheesecakes and a Profiteroles. Unfortunately all appeared to have come from the frozen section of Makro. The cheesecake had an uninspiring few dabs of sauce on the side. We were unable to decide what flavour it was supposed to be with Strawberry, Raspberry and even Rhubarb being mentioned. Perhaps if they get established the dessert menu will improve. Also the dessert prices in the restaurant are not the same as the ones on the menu on the website. All except the ice cream are £5.

    Service - Not great. We were the only people there and it was very slow. Music was truly awful!!!!!

    Overall plusses and minuses but I would definitely go again because the main course was so good. "
    Posted 3 years, 4 months, 11 days ago...
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