I have given this Premier only a "good" as whilst the reception staff and accommodation were up to the customary Premier high standard the same cannot be said of the restaurant.
This Premier was let down by the casual way diners were treated in the restaurant. A bar lady told me where to wait and she went off to find a member of the restaurant staff and returned telling me someone would be along shortly.
After a ten minute wait standing by the entrance the same bar lady spotted me and took me to one of the many empty tables which had been re-laid but not cleaned properly. A waitress was called to see to that.
After another 10 minutes a waiter arrived and took my order but returned in a further ten minutes advising that the main courses was not available. Hastily and before the waiter could depart I placed a new order. The food when it arrived was of acceptable quality for the price charged.
It was 20 minutes after I finished the main course before I was asked if I would like a dessert - perhaps I should not have been surprised when the waitress said that she thought my choice had not been available for the past month "but would just check to be sure". Oddly enough after 10 minutes she returned with my choice!!
What is it about the 10 minute cycle of events? is there a timer in the kitchen or stillroom?
The breakfast experience was excellent with very efficient staff.
I would stay here again as it was close to my destination, however I would not bother to have dinner here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a newly refurbished 251 Room Premier Inn with 200 seat Thyme Bar & Restaurant. The hotel offers en-suite, air conditioned rooms. We also have a number of interconnecting rooms as well as Universally Accessible rooms. We are 2 minutes walk from Old Street tube station (Exit 1) Turn left and walk down the road and the entrance is on the third left on Silicon Way opposite iQ Shoreditch Student Accomodaton. If you are arriving early we will do our best to check you in before the 2pm check in time, if not we can safely secure baggage for a small donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. ... more less
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