Pre warning – Im going to have a little rant.
A few years ago I visited the buffet restaurant KitchinN1 in Kings cross and wasn’t impressed then. A few years later I found myself here on a Saturday night with a group of 8 after just coming back from a 16 mile hike in Dover! So when we got back to Kings Cross we headed to KitchinN1 as it’s near and we wouldn’t have to wait long for food to arrive.
When I review a restaurant I say it how it is. I really don’t hold back.
This visit I experienced the worst customer service for a long time. All i have to say about this place is AVOID AVOID AVOID.
I’ll speak about the food, for £16.99 you have access to a small to medium range of average food. The good was the Indian curries. But its hard to recall anything else that had taste and quality. Things seemed to be restricted, the fresh grilled station customers are only permitted by small cuts of meat per visit.
But where I didn’t like this place was then service we received. From the moment we walked in I felt that we we not welcomed. The man at the door almost tried everything to put us off. He kept stating the price to everyone, then demand payment upfront and encouraged cash payments (I smell tax avoiding here). He then stated no out side drinks…pointing to bottles of water we had on us! Then after we had sat down and started eating he had the cheek to come up to us again and ask if everyone has paid or if anyone as sneaked in. I was gobb smacked. He then gave us a drinks bill for the people that ordered drinks, then 10mins later after people from the group had left he came back and gave a new bill with drinks that he forgot to add on. With no apology.
Anyway, as you can tell I’m not happy this is such a mediocre and poor restaurant. I really don’t know how it survives as it’s just below average. I do not recommend going.
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Address: 8 Caledonia St, London N1 9AA