I can describe london bistro in 3 words, they all start with "A": Awful, Awful, Awful.
When my fiance and I arrived, an employee came to the door and eagerly sat us, very kind and welcoming. We were asked if we could be started on some drinks, we decided on water. The music was a bit loud when we entered, but we noticed that the volume was increasing at an alarming rate within the 10 minutes we had to look over the menu.
My fiance ordered Lamb and I got some Fried Green tomatoes to start. Conversation began to become more and more difficult as our food was being prepared as the music had grown even LOUDER. There weren't many people there yet (it was around 9 o'clock) but the owner was bumping the roof off of this place like some sort of club. Again, not many people, no one was dancing.
Our order came out and I had to catch my jaw before it hit the table: THREE THINLY sliced fried green tomatoes and THREE shrimp. After paying what i did for the meal I expected something a little more satisfying. My fiance's Lamb, on the other hand, looked decent, and I was ready to have a taste when I saw her cut it open...nearly the entire chop was FAT.
We cut our losses and ordered some drinks, since we had a coupon and had to spend at least $40. By the time we were half into our "meal" we noticed significantly more people had come in, all ordering drinks and dancing about the venue.
I was unaware this was a CLUB! In my book, as well as many of your's, I'm sure, clubbing and dinner do not go together. Since we had had a few drinks, we had decided to dry out for a bit before we left and see how the night unfolded.
LO and BEHOLD, by the end of the night even shouting to my fiance, who was right next to me, wasn't an option. Many of the youths who had entered were now being belligerent and spilling drinks. On my adventure in the bathroom I found an empty bottle of patron in the garbage. People were bringing in their OWN alcohol and using this place as some kind of personal party house. I also found that a couple of the guests there were friends of the man i was told to be the owner.
We requested our bill and the server apologized for any troubles we had there that night; They could tell we were not happy.
Horribly understaffed, there were easily more than 80 people there, with only 2 servers and 2 bartenders. I would've had a word with said "owner" if the relatively small restaurant / now club wasn't packed with people and empty liquor containers across the ground.
My fiance and I will NEVER return here and for your sake, I hope you never have a first time. This is a result of a man with a plan and absolutely ZERO management skills.