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“Rude staff”
Review of The Betsy Smith

The Betsy Smith
Ranked #8,413 of 22,516 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$8 - US$18
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
london
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Rude staff”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Shockingly rude staff, to the point where they ignore you at the bar if its busy. They over charged on a bill never even apologised.

Food was ok for pub food.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing cocktails”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

I love this place for a drink, especially on a 241 Thursday night if you like your cocktails. The range is varied, and there's a few on the list that are absolutely incredible. I'm a big fan of the Jaffa cake cocktail. The staff are a bit touch and go, quiet weekdays they're often absolutely lovely and attentive, but on a busy Saturday night they don't cope too well under stress! I've popped in a few times for Saturday morning breakfast; the pancakes are delicious, as is the eggs florentine. I used to live round the corner on Brondesbury road, it's the best drinks venue in Kilburn for sure.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Xofd
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A bit pretentious”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

It is just a standard pub, no more than that. While staff is generally OK, the manager appears a bit unprofessional. Minor booking mistakes (easily and kindly sorted out), a bit slow service, not a large selection of beers or food, and a bit expensive cocktails for what they actually are. Nothing is terrible, nothing is great. Nice atmosphere overall. I wouldn't mind going there again, but I wouldn't plan it.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank pr0t0
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Sunday Morning Hangover Cure”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

I only end up in here on a Sunday as there do a pretty epic breakfast! Newspapers are provided and I can't think of a better way to start the day.

Visited January 2014
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Thank tmfisher
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Phone and Coat Stolen”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Phone and Coat both stolen last night - I can safely say I definitely won't be returning. The staff are surly and drinks way too expensive for a really average bar - the toilets are revolting.

Visited February 2014
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