73 Prince's Square, London W2 4NY
20.11.2011 - 20.11.2011
Our good ol' local watering-hole. Colloquially known as 'Ted's' or 'Teddy's', this place sits a mere 100m (1min 29secs) from our front door. We tend to frequent Teddy's at least once a week, it's kind of our second home. I've tried to be as ill-biased as possible in this review given that Teddy's is close to the heart, but there may be some sentiment points that slip in unnoticed.
Value: 7 - roasts start at about 10 pounds and include all the usual suspects. Go in on a Monday and grab some leftover roast for 70% of the price with a side of mash big enough to block you up for weeks. One thing about eating at Teddy's is that you'll never go hungry and the roasts are no exception. Hugh servings, although they could go with a little more meat in my opinion.
Quality: 7 - the food is good but not comparable to a home-cooked dinner. I seem to remember the roast spuds being particularly good though.
Atmosphere: 7 - a small corner pub will often tend to struggle with atmosphere but Teddy's seems well placed enough to draw a mixed crowd of locals and travellers (there are scores of motels nearby). They play most EPL games which often fill the pub on a Sunday afternoon. On this particular day Liverpool beat Chelsea so my score is slightly heightened to reflect my mood at the time!
Service: 6 - hmmm, this one is tough... It seems that Teddy's goes down the cheap labour path, hiring passing Eastern-European backpackers which can be hit-or-miss. There is one guy who's been there for quite a while now who is a complete muppet. No matter what, he'll stuff your order up! But generally they are good and they're always friendly. Unfortunately my debit card doesn't seem to work there which drops a point...
TOTAL - 27/40
Would we go back? I think we've already been back at least five (5) times since our first roast there!