Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Oyster Rooms, Fulham Broadway

Don't be fooled by the upmarket sounding name - The Oyster Rooms is a Lloyds Bar, part of the JD Wetherspoon chain. Normally I would avoid places like this at all costs but we were on our way to the cinema, everything else was busy (SATC you see...) and we only had 30 minutes.

The fact that you can be seated, order, be served, eat and leave within half an hour gives you an idea of the type of food they serve. There are various offers displayed: two of us opt to try two meals for £7.30 and another friend goes for a burger with glass of wine for £5.95.

Everything arrives super speedily. My cottage pie with chips is an ok sized portion, which tastes, again, ok but is very luke warm verging on cold. Chilli con carne goes down better - tasty my friend says, with a decent portion of basmati rice. Hannah's burger oozes juices which make the thin bun, already falling apart, off-puttingly soggy. Wines, on tap, are the wrong temperatures: a cold red and a warmish rose. The waiter only grunted and pointed when asked about salt and pepper.

Avoid. Avoid. Avoid. (Unless you want to try your luck with the chilli).

One course with a glass of wine: £7 per head

Value: 3/10

Service: 3/10

Atmosphere: 3/10

Food: 3/10

SCORE: 12/40

The Oyster Rooms, Unit 3, First Floor, Fulham Broadway Centre, Fulham, London, SW6 1AA. Tel: 020 74710310.


slonik said...

Ah yes, the wonders of Wetherspoons food.
But how come this makes it into your London Top 10 in the right hand side column??

HC said...

Just because I am only including restaurants I have reviewed on this blog and there aren't many yet! In fact, it has been demoted already!