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Pretty on the outside

Original post made on Jun 22, 2017

The recently reopened British Bankers Club in Menlo Park has all the elements of a destination restaurant, except for the food itself.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 22, 2017, 11:17 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Leslie K.
a resident of Portola Valley
on Jun 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm

Gosh, this was not our experience. We recently had dinner at the BBC and really enjoyed it. We started with the Asparagus which was excellent, and as described above. My companion had the chilled lobster salad. The portion was generous with the lobster perfectly cooked. I had the Sea Bass and found it moist, flavor full and well presented. I do agree that the wait staff needs training. While a very nice person, our waiter was not well versed in what his job was. We were either trying to find him, or guide him in what to do next. Of course, at this point they had only been open several weeks.

Posted by keep trying,
a resident of Atherton
on Jun 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Keep trying guys, Would really like to see you make it, Unfortunatley I have to agree with the writer of this post. Food was bland and waiter never came back to ask how everything was after serving.
Suggest you send in a few undercover diners to see what needs work,

Posted by Dana Hendrickson
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm

Check out the Yelp reviews. The BBC started with 3 out of 5 possible stars in January and in June earned 2.5 stars. Like so many Menlo Park residents I eagerly awaited the opening of this restaurant and remain mystified by the owners inability to turn things around. Expensive and boring menu. Uneven service. Average food preparation. Time is running out. The new Black Pepper across the street is a bit pricy but everything else works has worked well during its first five months. I hope the BBC experiences a major turnaround but am not optimistic given what's NOT happened so far.

Posted by Josie
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 23, 2017 at 9:42 am

'BBC management refused a request from the Weekly to photograph the food and interior of the restaurant.'

No photos on their website, either. Very disappointing.

Posted by First few months syndrome
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:32 am

No matter the ownership group, it usually takes a few months for a new place to hit it's stride. Sounds like this is the case here.

Posted by timetrip
a resident of another community
on Jun 23, 2017 at 8:39 pm

Beautiful building! Sorry the food is not better, but happy to think of the money I will save.

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