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We sat upstairs which was nice and quiet. The waitresses were super friendly and efficient. Food was delicious maybe a tad over priced. Will definitely return
Had a really nice breakfast at the Proud Archivist, great, friendly staff and simple but really good food. would advise booking - they seem to get busy.
Love this place. Chilled atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious breakfast and good coffee. Perfect location along the canal for a relaxing Sunday breakfast with a few friends.
Great location, great food and the sun even paid a visit
Went there primarily to see Eliza Doolittle on a Time Out offer and wasn't expecting too much from the venue. Massively surprised when the food turned up, it was superb! I had the mushroom risotto which was wonderfully flavoursome and aromatic and my companion had the fish stew, which was awesome. The quality and quantity of ingredients were excellent and everything was better for being so unexpected. They staff were super helpful with the owner on the floor too, who was great. The only tiny flaw was the wine was over priced at £5 for a 175ml of average vintage, shame.
Sadly most of the Yolk pop-up brunch menu had sold out by the time we got there, but what we ended up getting was perfectly decent and the staff, especially the main manager at the door, were unbelievably friendly and welcoming. Service was a little erratic at times (forgotten menu/dessert orders etc) but always quickly rectified with a smile. The ambience and decor of the venue was definitely the best part- it serves as an exhibition gallery for lots of arty things during the week so the quirky shop, modern colour changing wall panels and spacious airy interiors gave a beautiful contrast to the fun backdrop of boats passing by on Regent's canal. Will be enquiring about booking some tables for a birthday there soon and making an earlier trek for brunch in the hopes of more eggy goodness!
Lovely relaxed atmosphere, staff are amazing - you feel like you've called round to see your friends and the food, well wow! Just wow! Chicken satay delicious - macaroni cheese with crispy bacon on top is the best I've ever had. Definitely coming back again and again and again. We've come down from Walsall in the West Mids and are staying in Pimlico for the week but we simply don't want to eat anywhere else. thank you so much for a really special start to our week. Love always Claire xx
Went for the Brunch + Bubbles deal on Saturday morning and can't praise the staff enough. Service was speedy and super friendly, we were constantly topped up (and generously encouraged to drink as much as we liked!) Food was delicious with no wait. Coupled with the view and atmosphere of the area I will definitely be back, particularly as I am MORTIFIED that my companion and I used an app to pay our bill and in the drunken confusion didn't tip - we'll be back to tip double next time guys!
I really, really want to this place to do well. It's a great concept, in a fabulous building and super setting. Sitting down at an outside table, in the sun, with a view of the canal, you're already feeling well-disposed to having a good time. Well, I'm afraid that feeling didn't last too long. On this last occasion (I'd been twice before) over Easter weekend, it wasn't very busy, but the service, although friendly, was so slow. Everything we asked for - drinks, food, the bill - took an age to arrive. Of three dishes ordered, when they eventually came, two were wrong and one was so poor (pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs) that it was returned and the cost removed from the bill. The wait staff seem very nice, but the place is obviously poorly run and needs a shake-up.
Service was not great, unfortunately. Admittedly it was quite busy, but even so: it took over half an hour for the main to arrive; the rice crackers I ordered never arrived. We asked for tap water 3 times and never got it. We then asked for the bill and that also never arrived - so in the end we just went up to the counter and paid. I mentioned to the waiter at the counter that the service was a bit odd, and he said something about the kitchen being new and having lots of teething problems, though there was no apology or anything. My friend and I were very disappointed, and went to a cafe nearby straight afterwards for to make up for the bad experience here.