I do not write the following arbitrarily.
I used to love this place and then new management took over and everything changed. The quality of the food went into the gutter and a bar with classy cocktails became a bar with a slushy machine and a live band was replaced with an unoriginal troglodyte who plays the same playlist every night for three years.
All of this may be acceptable in the spirit of progression however there is one specific incident that changed my opinion completely. I was there with friends recently and we purchased a bottle of Crystal Skull Vodka. This particular vodka comes from Canada where it is on the pricier side. It is very hard to find in the UK and if you do find it it is even more expensive. If you find it in a so-called high profile estalishment then the price is even more so.
Accordingly, when we found a bottle of Crystal Skull in the Cuban we were not surprised by the exhorbitant price we had to pay. What we were surprised by was the fact that it was NOT Crystal Skull that we were ultimately served. I was the one sober one that night and it was clear that the Crystal Skull Vodka had been replaced by some cheap swill, probably by the very balding, portly "manager" who conveniently opened the bottle and smirked weakly whilst he "served" it to us.
They say they welcome trading stadards but that is a joke. Hygene is not the issue here nor is atmosphere. Both are fine. The real issue is that they are ripping people off with the drinks they serve and if they could do that to us, they could do it to anyone.
If you do have a drink here watch very carefully as the (mostly) zero experience bartenders pour you a drink, not just for the quantity but the very quality of what you are served.
This management should be ashamed of itself.
Having said that, I do like the rhyming pestering imbecile in the bathroom, perhaps they'd be better off letting him rin the place.
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