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The large glass of wine only policy (only 250ml measures) here is highly annoying. Service here is slow and often borders on rude and on that basis, I've stopped going.
jonjonjon - 17 Aug 2009 13:06
It's alright but no decent bitters and when I ordered a glass of wine a massive glass arrived full almsot to the brim as if it was coca cola. Next round I ordered a small glass of wine .. "we don't serve small glasses of wine, only large" came the reply, which I think is irresponsible. A day or so later the issue of serving oversize alcohol measures came up on the news, for health reasons, and a rep from the licensing trade defended serving large glasses by saying it was all about "choice" .. I fail to see how only serving one massive serving of wine is somehow "choice" ..?!
Ullage - 14 Apr 2008 11:17
I tried out the jazz brunch last Sunday and was really impressed. Perfect way to recover after a boozy Saturday. We were the first there, so did benefit from everything being very fresh. The food ranged from a good selection of fruit, through to a full cooked breakfast (with eggy bread!) Would definitely go back.
anonymous - 21 May 2007 17:08
S'alright. Prefer PB.
anonymous - 22 Mar 2007 14:39
quite liked it as well - not as popular as PB down the road - hope it stays that way...
anonymous - 5 Mar 2007 11:14
This is such a good bar - the staff are really fantastic and along with the owners are really tryaing to make you have a good night when you're in there.

The best bar in Streatham by a mile.

Attentive staff, table service, great food - hightly reccommended.
pinball42 - 31 Jan 2007 11:56
Went to Mint's 'Jazz Brunch' last week. It sums up all that is wrong with the place. When they get it right, it's brilliant, when they get it wrong, it's like everything goes wrong.

A welcoming buffet is laid out. But you're not allowed to touch it. You have to go to the bar and buy a ticket. The cooked part of the breakfast is cold. They didn't realise the warmers had gone out. They ran out of cutlery, and a curt waitress snapped that 'they're over THERE'. No they're not, otherwise we wouldn't be asking. My partner complained that his food was cold and his food was taken away to be reheated - and returned, but they didn't bring back his knife and fork! So he had to ask again for cutlery. Cue curt waitress now believeing that we are taking the piss.

And this is the worse bit - the food was actually very well prepared. Lovely sausages, great bacon... an omelette cooked for you as you wait. But cold. By now it's half twelve and a couple at the neighbouring table ask what the Sunday roasts are. This is met with a shrug, as the chef doesn't know. He only does breakfast you see.

I would give them yet another chance, because there isn't really anything else in Streatham, but my partner has given up and won't be back.
anonymous - 29 Nov 2006 10:07
This is a fantastic bar with superb food and friendly staff. Love the place!
anonymous - 28 Nov 2006 13:12
Having lived in Streatham for over a year now, I had given up on Mint, after experiencing very slow, very poor service there. I decided to give it another go recently, and there is definitely a change in the place. The staff here now are very pleasant, and there is a wide range of cocktails (£3.90 per cocktail from 5.30 - 7.30pm Mon - Fri), as well as the usual Kronenberg, Magners etc. Service is not fast, but again, compared to a year ago, is much much better.

Food is good but perhaps a bit on the pricey side, although a two for one offer on Mondays is good value.
ONscotland - 15 Oct 2006 20:35
I agree with all the previous comments (Billy_and_me) and more.

MY girlfriend I are regulars for the Monday 2-4-1 meal offer - we've tried most of the menu and it ranges from good to excellent.

Its the same with the cocktails - they range from tasty to fan-bloody-tastic.

On the weekend, when they have a DJ, the place seem to attract a bustling varied crowd without becoming too crowded, too loud or too clubby (while still being a fun place pre-club or post movie drop in.

The staff are all great - very friendly, very helpful and FAST service (always a plus when ordering cocktails on a Saturday night)

Its a little gem!
RapierC - 6 Sep 2006 13:28
Mint in Streatham was a very pleasing find last Saturday night. Having recently moved into the area we havenít really had much of a chance to explore as of yet. Oddly it seems that Iíve discovered one of the best kept secrets in London, or else I imagined the entire evening. As the bar fails to make an appearance on beerintheevening, fluidstyle, viewlondon or any of the usuals. But this looks like the only mistake the management have made as everything else is spot on.

We popped off the 159 early to see more of our new area; full of high hopes for Streatham High Street (recently voted the worst high street in Europe). We werenít too dissappointed spying a few places to try out again: Bar 61, Perfect Blend and Chicoís among them.

Mint is simply a nice place with nice people. The staff are attentive, chatty and quick-witted and the customers seem chilled and good-humoured. Even the security carry out their job with inobtrusive efficiency and humour (though it's a shame that they seem necessary).

We order a steak sandwich. Always a risky venture as youíre never quite sure what will be served up to you. But the meat came as steak always should; seared, rare and bloody. The large fleshy portobello mushroom and the thin layer of strong cheddar worked a treat.

A moment should also be taken for their cocktails (happy hour from 5 til 7). The Lychee Love Machine is made up of ground fresh lychees, lemongrass, something else that Iíve entirely forgotten, vodka and topped off with cinnamon bark. Itís an interesting and varied cocktail menu, and not too pricey.

In short, Mint is something Streatham seems to need more of; somewhere with good food and service with comfortable surrounds where you can sit, chat and relax.

On a tangent, Iíve read recently that Lambeth council plan to take action against the bar as its shopfront is breaking the conservation order placed on the area. I find this startling as the street is simply ugly: plain and simple. Rows of bookmakers, takeaways and franchise stores do little to add to local character. It would be something of a disgrace if one of the few businesses to add at least something to the appearance of the high street with well-designed and welcoming front was taken to court for its efforts.
Billy_and_Me - 19 May 2006 12:21

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