The popular Prince Bonaparte follows the mold set by many of its local pub counterparts in the Notting Hill area. It serves a ... More
Prince Bonaparte (The)
The popular Prince Bonaparte follows the mold set by many of its local pub counterparts in the Notting Hill area. It serves a good pint of beer, a decent glass of wine and attracts families and trendy locals alike with its honest home-cooked pub grub. A warm burgundy red runs through the pub and restaurant as a recurring theme that offsets the wooden furnishing and flooring and gives this big pub a cozy, warm feel. On summer evenings, crowds spill out and jam the pavement, which is usually already colonized by the clientele's scooters and motorbikes. Food-wise, The Prince Bonaparte holds no great surprises: it's good, simple fare as you might expect from one of a new breed of modern pubs.
The service in this place is awful. The waitresses are a law on to themeslves.
I was part of a party of 10 people. After some pretty unresponsive service to start with,
one of us actually went to the trouble of writing down the order and giving it to one of the waitresses. About half an hour later only 8 meals were served. When asked about the other 2 the waitress who took the order blamed another waitress. When a firm complaint was made to her (which was not in the least aggresseive) we suffered an OTT rude reaction. After a further half hour of waiting, the manager, eventually held his hands up and agreed to take a significant sum off the bill.
The food when it arrived was ok and reasonably priced.
The service, however, lets this place down so much. Pity. The worst thing about it is that the management do not even begin to understand how bad their service actually is.