Thursday, 15 January 2009

Review: Sabor, N1

Every meal we have had at Sabor has been of a high standard and we could not fault the food last night. The duck quesadilla starter was a great twist on a classic dish and the steak dishes stood out as being particularly tasty. Desserts were a little limited and very sweet, but typical of Latin America and beautifully presented.

However, there are a couple of things that let down the overall dining experience. The service, albeit very friendly and pleasant, was extremely slow; although the place was lively it was by no means full. We have noticed this before when it was busier and assumed the kitchen/waiting staff were just a little overstretched. The acoustics aren't that great either, probably owing to the fact that the restaurant is one, long corridor in a very sleek and modern minimal decor with the tables closely lined up down the side. There is a funky bar which runs down the majority of the other side which looks great but is a terrible waste of space. There were six of us and it was a real struggle to hear the conversation around the table even though the tables aren't huge and you are sat close to one another. This was a shame as it took the edge off what was otherwise a very reasonable priced (thanks to the ongoing offers) and pleasant meal. When we return, we will definitely request a table at one end of the room!

108 Essex Road, N1 8LX

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