I had to go to London yesterday for a sight survey, its and outside job and it’s on Oxford Street. The last time I went to London was at the beginning of September to do another sight survey for yet another outside job, I arrive at Coventry Station got my train ticket with was £140.00 since I was returning on the same day before 7pm so this time I thought I would play it safe and return after 7pm, £38.00 return, bargain and beats driving. I caught the 11.29am Virgin Train to Euston which arrived at 12.20pm, not bad well under the hour, got the tube to Oxford Circus, found a cafe bar and supped a skinny latte and watched the world go by. At 2pm I meet up with my client we talked shop, has a few more lattes did the site visit and all over and done by 4pm. Now I could not catch my return train to Coventry untill after 7pm so we went for a meal and ended up at The Rain Forest on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West Ends. I looked at the menu, it was OK but nothing jumped out at me so I opted for a burger and chips and so did my colleague. Burger and Chips twice £27.00, Side of Onion Rings( that’s 2 rings ) £1.45, a pint of Magners which turned out to be a bottle of Magners £4.60, a G &T £4.35 and a coffee at £2.50, TOTAL £44.89 and my verdict on the meal” McDonald’s is better”.
The burger was tasteless, the bun was burnt and I wished they had told me about the cocktail stick in the middle of it holding it together as they bloody hurt when you munch down on them. The slice of tomato on top of the burger was bigger than the burger and as for the yellow melted stuff I think that was cheese but could have been mustard. Now for the chips, they were warm-ish and were served in a small white dish and I think there were about 25 chips in all. The relish (Tomato Sauce) was in a little white paper cup on the side just like at McDonald’s, and there was no salad and no coldslaw. It was a complete ripoff but wait there’s more, if you add all those prices at the top together it totals £39.90 not £44.89 so looking back on my receipt I see they have taken the liberty to add £4.99 service charge, how nice of them, all they had to do was bring it to the table, I had the painful bit, I had to eat it.
So next time you feel hungry and fancy a burger have a curry