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The Redan

1 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 4UA

After a long afternoon of scouring the city (Covent Garden, Leicester Square etc), we decided to roast at one of the many cool-looking pubs along Bayswater Road (we pass them all the time on the bus and they look cool). We got off the bus a stop or two too late so wandered down Queensway instead until we came across The Redan; a small English pub cornering the busy Queensway and Westbourne Grove. It was a late lunch (as has become our tradition) and quite dark (it's dark at about 4pm these days), the perfect ingredients for a Sunday Roast.

Value: 8 - just over 7 quid for a full roast which included both roast spuds and mash, happy days.
Quality: 7 - just another pub roast, nothing to sing about, but nice.
Atmosphere: 4 - a pretty small and dull pub. There were a few locals at the bar and a few people scattered throughout but it was pretty dark and there was bugger-all noise (sometimes a good thing but you need some sort of atmosphere). It actually surprised me how dull this place was given its great location in West London.
Service: 9 - I would've scored it a 10 except they're EFTPOS machine was down so I had to re-rug to go and get cash out over the road. The lady working was a trooper and made sure we were very well looked after. We even considered tipping her, except for the fact that we're Aussie and we're stingey.
TOTAL - 28/40

Would we go back? If that same lady is working, for sure. Her service alone is enough of a draw-card.

Posted by Team W 05:19 Archived in United Kingdom

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