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QueCumBar, Battersea

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To add to my last comment - been in there a couple of times since and it has been disapponting. Still think it represents decent value for food and ambience it's ust the money grabbing nature of the business which is annoying. Also the staff seem to veer now between over-bearingly attentive and rude like a bizarre cross between an American and French waiter.
Dangalfio - 7 Jan 2009 17:28
From the outside it looks delightful, cosy and pretty unique...and being off the beaten track you really think you've stumpled across something special.

So the night I decided to take a good friend to Quecum Bar I had high expectations. We were greeted by an over-friendly waitress who showed us to our table. As we sat down she made a few inappropriate jokes and when she took my order, she made a face and suggested I hadn't choosen the best dish. I should have taken that as a que to leave!

The food was edible but adverage. It is like frozen food and when they're charging 11 for a tiny peice of chicken and some supposedly 'home-made' chips it's daylight robbery! Our bill came to 49 - I felt completely ripped off.

Luckily the music and atmosphere were enjoyable but it did not make up for the adverage food and average service we received.

I'd go back again - but not to eat. This place has so much potential. It's such a shame.
BeaBea - 12 Dec 2008 10:58
Personally I'm a big fan. Good music, decent food at the same sort of prices you'd pay for worse fare in a pub. Service can be a little noon-attentive, but personally I prefer that to being hassled and asked if I'm alright all the time. The cover charge after 8 is a little annoying though.
Dangalfio - 2 Sep 2008 12:01
I don't have words to explain how disappointed we were with this place - it was bad.

Main complaint was that they refused to give me a glass of tap water! ... second the food was terrible. third, they messed up our bill and were vastly over charging us... as you can imagine this caused embarrassment to the evening, and when i suggested that they took of the 15 percent (!) tip they automatically added to our bill they flat out refused.

i feel cheated and would not recommended this place at all.

elephants - 8 Aug 2008 20:19
Am so glad I'm not the only one.
This is one of those places i've walked past so when i decided to go in one evening i was looking forward to it.
Yes, the atmosphere is unique .. but thats about the only positive.
Sevice very average on the night
Cover charge is per head, which they didn't make clear until after we'd bought the wine!"
More importantly, food was at the best average, and the worst very poor indeed.
Moreover, when i had the nerve to complain, i was told by the owner that my comments were 'silly' , that i would be better suited to a 'fast food chain' and so on... Appalled at her response to my complaints and for this reason .. don't don't don't bother
jrw808 - 8 Nov 2006 22:39
Not to everyone's liking, a lot of room for improvement, if only the management were more welcoming and didn't see the pound sign everytime someone walked in the door.
mystery_t - 19 Dec 2005 13:26
What a complete and utter pile of rubbish. Avoid at all cost. Over priced drinks, over priced food - just diabolical. A candidate for worst pub of the year. 45 a head for frozen food and what I can only describe as cooking wine. 1930's themed gypsy swing bar - The service and cooking methods are circa 1830's.
Rowen - 6 Sep 2005 14:28
what a shame....... ive been here for a birthday b4 and it was great, however we went there for the missus birthday last night and they dropped the ball massively

the band never turned up (i'm not sure there ever was a band, perhaps they just told us that to secure the booking ?) the food was bad, about a third of the meals were left untouched or sent back, and then we got a very questionable 45 a head bill.

i wouldnt mind so much if we didnt get such a half-hearted insincere appology from the managment, i didnt believe a word they said.

its a shame, but after last night they deserve to be slagged off!
hughc - 23 Aug 2005 08:44
This place is like nowhere else I have been in London and for that it should get some credit.

However, the sneaky cover charge (that can range from 3 to 20 per person) needs to be looked at.
I have no problem paying that if I am sat in the bar and listening to some live music, but when I am in the far end of the beer garden and cannot hear the music, I take issue with it.

Great place to go if you want to impress someone who thinks that South London pubs are all like The Stag round the corner.
TheClaw - 27 Jul 2005 11:45
I'm not the hugest fan of jazz, but this is a great unique place if you want something different from the average pub or trendy bar. Friendly staff and looks great.
glue_factory - 5 Jul 2005 08:46
If you like jazz, it's probably great. I don't and therefore resented paying over 3.50 for a bottle of beer. Not my cup of tea... (or pint of beer). For a decent pint at a reasonable price (for those of you who are not Jazz lovers), try the Woodman or Castle a little further down the street.
Flagg1209 - 30 Jun 2005 16:12
It's an amazing local bar in Battersea that is set in 1930s Paris. Has live guitar music nearly every night and does brilliant food. Bar staff seemed very friendly and there was an excellent selection of wine, spirits and beer. Worth the effort to find.
Peter Connors - 2 Dec 2004 12:27

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