Thursday, 19 November 2009

Curve Bar and Restaurant review - great deal to be had at Canary Wharf Marriott West India Quay Hotel


My colleague, Ab is absolutely besotted with fish and chips. While the rest would shun the company's canteen on Fridays as it serves only fish and chips on that day, the two of us would make a beeline for it. There's something comforting about have a piping hot fish and chips as the weather turns colder.

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Curve Restaurant and Bar at Marriott West India Quay Hotel is currently having a 3 in 1 offer for weekday lunches. For £9.50, you'll get a starter, a main, a dessert with a coffee or tea to boot. Not a bad deal at all. We arrived at 1pm on Friday and were told that the main course for the lunch special was fish and chips - no surprise there.

What was surprising though was that the restaurant was rather empty throughout the duration of our lunch. Perhaps it was due to the rain that was building up towards mid-day. Even then the food took quite some time to arrive. Other than that, the service was flawless and prompt.

As we cut tucked into the fish and chips, Ab was raving about how good it was. One thing is for sure, Curve's fish and chips was better than The Quality Chop House's. The accompanying Caesar Salad sort of reduce the carbo guilt trip though not by much. The fish was fresh and each slice peeled away cleanly though there were some bones sticking out from it.

I was telling Ab that the Crème Brulee was one of the smallest I had ever seen. Then again, for £9.50, you couldn't really expect much can you? At least it wasn't burnt too much.

"Would we be back again?" I asked Ab, who nodded enthusiastically. Well, I guess he speaks for the both of us. I wonder what Curve will be serving on the other days of the week. Hmm…

Address: 22 Hertsmere Rd, Canary Wharf, London E14 4ED
Tel: 0207 093 1000
Nearest station: Canary Wharf (Tube), West India Quay (DLR)

Ratings (out of 5 *)
Price: below £15 pp
Service charge: 12.5%

Taste: ***
Service: ****
Ambience: ***
Suitable for: leisurely lunches (allow for at least 1.5hrs)
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