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“Good food and service”
Review of Lorenzos London

Lorenzos London
Ranked #17,670 of 23,592 Restaurants in London
Neighbourhood: South Kensington
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Neighbourhood: South Kensington
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had a very nice meal at this restaurant, the chicken dinner was delicious, it came with a starter for only £7.95, absolute bargain. Good service, friendly and courteous waiters, we met the great Lorenzo and he was a very friendly gentleman. We would recommend this restaurant to our family and friends.

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Thank Bertswiss
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

I have never eaten in a restaurant as bad as this. It doesn't deserve the one star I am giving here (no possibility of 0 stars). I am Italian but I am not that picky about italian food. However, this restaurant has been the worst culinary nightmare for me and my family who was visiting London.
The pizza: this is not pizza. Small, cheap dough, cheap cheese, acid tomato. It arrived already cut in slices (no Italian would do that, but ok) with parts of crust missing. It looked like leftovers put together for me.
Gnocchi: this is not gnocchi. Spicy sauce, acid, cheap ham floating in a greasy oil. Terrible.
Penne: acid tomato sauce, greasy, pasta overcookek. Terrible.
Fritto misto: parts of random fishes deep fried. There was even a half fish (the head!) emptied. So it was just made with those parts you usually discharge. Vomit.
Risotto: the best part of the dinner, and I am ironic here. We ask for a vegetarian risotto (if possible, because it was not on the list). At first the waiter says it will take much more of the other dishes. So we ask for an omelette instead. After 2 minutes he comes back saying that the chef can make the veg risotto. We say that omelette is fine but he says no, the risotto will arrive. When all the dishes arrived, the waiter informed us that the risotto will take much more because we asked for something not on the list. After 1 minute the risotto is on the table. Ok... Now the best part: the risotto was so greasy and full of random vegetable pieces that it looked awful. After two spoons of risotto, we find pieces of meat hidden under the first layer of rice and vegetable. We call the waiter and he takes it away saying the chef will make a new risotto. We say no thanks, and we asked for an omelette instead. After 5 minutes the omelette is on the table. The worst omelette ever. It is impossible to make a bad omelette. This "chef" was able to make an impossibly disgusting omelette. Half cooked, strange taste, with a weird ketchup sauce on it. Result: nausea all night long and impossible to finish.
The waiter had to take the dishes away half eaten.
The price we paid was incredibly high.
We all felt sick all night long, especially the ones who ate the fish and the omelette.
Culinary nightmare. Avoid it like the plague.

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1  Thank efremleaf
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Not recommended to anyone. Service is pretty bad no one asked if our food was good or if we needed anything. The food wasn't great. My mum ordered risotto and it tasted yuk. Did not look like risotto at all. It resembled more of rice and tomato sauce with muscles. Looked more like a very dry minestrone.
We requested to have very well done steak and when it was served to us it was rare and blood on the plate.
The vegetables looked like they were heated up from leftovers and didn't look like restaurant type vegetables.
They also add 15% surcharge on top of the bill which is frustrating.
Overall this was a disappointing
Experience and waste of money

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Thank bee654
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We should really have known better, the signs were there from the outset... (literally - saying don't ask to take away your leftover food!).

After waiting an eternity, they came with the wrong food to our table. After much squabbling amongst the staff, a different waiter turned up to present us with - yes, the exact same wrong food! We gave them another 15 minutes, not once did they speak or acknowledge us so we walked out and had a far more enjoyable experience at the local burger king!

2  Thank quizzer
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We went in to this place (I wouldn't even call it a restaurant) because it was a very rainy evening and it was just across the road from our hotel.
We ordered escargots as a starter and some bread on the side. The bread was served and we were told, that they had run out of escargot. So we asked for the bread to be taken away and in stead we ordered garlic bread. The garlic bread turned out to be the same bread that we had sendt back, now cut in half and sprinkled with a little garlic olie.
Our main courses were lasagne and spaghetti carbonara - the lasagne was barely okay and mostly pasta and tomato sauce with very little meat. The carbonara was very lousy - too much cream, only a tiny bit of ham and now parsley.
The quality of the food taken in to consideration, it was far to expensive and they charged 15% for "service".
All in all: DON'T GO THERE.

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Thank Belinda M
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