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“A joke”

John Lewis The Place To Eat
Ranked #16,184 of 22,373 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Marylebone
Bristol
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A joke”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

The staff at 'The Place to Eat' are more interested in themselves and leaving early, than the customers. Food is old, and lacking taste and overpriced. A piece of cake costs £3.50!, and it is not particularly tasty. Avoid.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Visior
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Hampshire
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312 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“John Lewis - you should be ashamed!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Dreadful. We chose John Lewis for a cream tea, as we expected it to be good quality, given the reputation. How disappointing! Badly organised queuing system, dirty, uncleared tables and the scone was stale! Not a good experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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4 Thank trescomania
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Portrush
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Poor Poor Poor”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Lines of people waiting on food service was awful. Managers running around doing nothing. Food was awful and very expensive for what you get. Give this place a miss please.

  • Visited December 2013
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4 Thank Patricia L
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hopeless”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Poor design of customer flow results in long queues at coffee points.

Staff often holding conversations among themselves about when their shifts finish rather than paying attention to long queues. Managers standing around gawping at long lines but doing nothing about it.

Tables often used for staff meetings.

Food vastly overpriced.

If you have the patience to get through the queuing process your coffee will be cold – suggest you go somewhere else – anywhere else!

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank Waldo231
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Essex,UK
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371 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
“Poor value”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Long queues for hot drinks and cakes, poor selection of sandwiches (and at lunchtime too! unforgiveable), cramped tables, not a great experience.

Given that two drinks and two sandwiches cost us £12,and we had to find our own napkins and cutlery, then find a table that didn't have dirty plates on it, I'd say this offered poor value for money and is one of the worst JL dining rooms I've used.

Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Gracie02
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