Blue Eyed Maid

2.7
14 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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The Blue Eyed Maid story began 100's of years ago in the days when the Capital of England was in Winchester and the City of London was booming with real trade and merchants. When the Kings and Princes used to travel to the City and when they had to stay on the South bank of the Thames to freshen up after their long journey and before attending to their business matters.

The story goes that one of the Kings stayed in one of the Inns on this very road where he fell in love with a maid who (guess!) had the most beautiful blue eyes that captured the King’s heart. How this story went we do not know. If you, on the other hand, know or heard anything about the Blue Eyed Maid story please do let us know.
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2.3
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JA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Bought 2 voucher in living social for £19 each. Good was okay ( frozen calamari, gammon steak ( thought was the safest option ) and brownie ( store bought ) . Busy downstairs cause of the football match. Waiter came to check food but nothing special to said. Prosecco was good

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PA
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a table via OpenTable. Confirmed booking day before. Turned up on the day and no booking found. No effort to find either. Left. Won't return.

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U
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Dodgy as hell! This place was so weird and very unsanitary. They ignore you when you walk in, all seemed like they were away in the clouds having to repeat things several times. No focus from the staff as they had no clue what theybwere doig. Very weirdly laid out dining area with broken chairs. Entrance to restaurant right next to a large open door toilet!! Place smelled of weed! Just such an odd experience id never want ithers to endure. Suggestion is do a renovation, get in some competant staff and clean the place!

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JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

We had to wait that the manager approval to open the restaurant. Down is a pub and upstairs restaurant. The place is not clear !!

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KP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Tough chewy steak. My mate got raw chicken wings. Not the best staff attitude.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing that lets it down is the toilets :(

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MM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible. Table was booked but they had no space for us so had to sit in bar area downstairs. No ambience and grubby. Had to order food at bar which turned up cold for one of us and incorrect for the other one! Decor , cleanliness, service and staff were poor. Would not recommend this establishment at all ! Appalling experience- never to be repeated !!!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Went with a groupon voucher. The only good thing was the price and also the bottle of prosecco. Had expected something great from the website but was disappointed with most of the experience. Needs clean and restoration. Food was less than average.

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V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Tried to go there and assigned for a table for 4 as our booking, but only one staff doing all the job. And she assigned us next to the front door, and a drunk man came over and scared my 2 kids.., we left the restaurant immediately.. without trying anything..the place is horrible and no staff to support us there... beware that restaurant!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in on early New Year’s Eve. It was a very personal experience. We are from the three course menu, we had the calamari, fish cakes, ribs, chops, pancakes and crumble. It was very delicious would definitely eat there the again. The marinade for the ribs was very unique and tasty!

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C
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good value, good food, good service. I'd be happy to rwturn and recommend.

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C
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was Very so so restaurant and owners of restaurant where not polite wine was very poor. I would not recommend this restaurant

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RW
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked this through the wowcher offer and as per the terms and conditions, I was told to email the restaurant to inform them which I did twice but never got a response! I called them a night before and the lady said there’s no need to book if you make your way at 11 it should be fine! So we turned up at the restaurant at 11 to find it shut and the lady still tidying up. She opens the restaurant for us and we walk into this dirty and awful smelling restaurant (residue of previous night spills) she informs us she is still opening up but we are welcome to sit. After a while she plonks some cutlery onnthe table, doesnt take our order for drinks and tells us that chef will not be ready for atleast an hour- as he still has to clean the kitchen! We demanded to speak to the manager who was nowhere to be seen and she couldn’t get hold of him neither her assistant manager! We asked for some kindnof compensation for this and she said she was not authorised!
We already paid for these so that left us out of pocket for the rest of the day as we had to go and buy more food. Not only did this ruin our whole day but the whole experience of speaking to this young lady (very young and inexperienced person to be left in charge) was awful! The chef who was walking around had no decency of coming to speak to us and chose to ignore us completely! Our whole day was totally ruined because of our blue eyed maid experience!
It is appalling how wowcher can be selling this deal? I have never seen restaurant of this standard- disgusting and the restaurant overall was in such a state- broken seats, with half cushions torn, dirty floor and the whole atmosphere was pretty bad. I will never be stepping a foot into this place and I really think someone should be looking into this before advertising this on wowcher!

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WB
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Very disappointed with the lack of choice of menu. It was a very basic restaurant, the wine was awful and the Indian music too loud considering there were only us and another couple in the restaurant

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