Where to begin? for a start, the uninspiring menu, not a lot stood out. i decided to play safe and order the £22.00 steak thinking, what could go wrong? Well firstly, the bread. it was thrown down in a basket, no plates, no butter, olive oil, balsamic.. nothing. Just the average, dull tasting bread chucked out in front of us. Then the bottle of wine, the house red @ £17, probably the worst bottle of wine I have tasted out in an age.
Then, the Argentinian Beef Fillet steak came with s smattering of mushrooms thrown on the side and then a big bowl of chips that could have been out of a McCains out of date freezer section. For what I was paying, I was expecting something excellent. While the steak was just ok, it was not worth the £22 I paid for it.
The Confit of duck leg on the other side was passable, on a meagre bed of bland mash. We couldn't wait to get out, eventhough it was lashing rain outside.
I went to beunos Aires restaurant in Wimbledon the following night and was bowled over by the quality of everything, the wine, the starter and most importantly the steak. If Raoul's is the best Warwick Ave has to offer, I recommend the trip south.