We decided to walk around Knightsbridge Station, and then thought to get a beer and something to eat. The are does not seem to have many pubs, (although they have several Lebanese and Syrian restaurants), and one of the options on Yelp was Grenadier. We chose it because it was suppose to be the closest one. We had no idea what to expect, which is the opposite of most other reviews I have read. It was hard to find, but finally we got there. Around 6 p.m. on a May evening, it was starting to get full. The beer and wine selection is normal, nothing fancy, nothing different from other Pubs. The food, bland, insipid and boring. We ordered some sandwhiches and some snacks. The bread was just regular box bread! The most simple tasting olives I have tried. So, in short, food was insipid and boring. What about the environment? Awkward. People dressed as if it was the 1920s. I thought they were actors from a cheap show around the corner, but no, this are, I realized later, rich people with bad manners and worst taste. Why is it important to say they are rich? Because they behave as they know better, based on their money I guess, and in reality look only ridiculous, with weird hats, extremely puffy ties. One thing is trying to look elegant, and the other is to look strange because you leave in a bubble. Dirty bathrooms as well. Anyway, don't know what is the fuss about the place, maybe because a bunch of drunk soldiers beat to death their own comrade because he was cheating playing cards, which says a lot about the original customers. There are hundreds of pubs better than this one, don't be distracted by the touristy description.
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