The Cumberland Arms, Olympia

I popped in here on Saturday to kill some time before meeting Villa Steve who had got delayed. It was very quiet but despite the speakers banging out overatted Amy Winhouse tunes I decided to stay for a pint and possibly some lunch. Had a quick scan through the menu and reckoned I only had time for a sandwich so I went for the rump steak ciabatta. It was £10 without any sides so I was expecting something substancial. When it came it was very big but also very messy. Basically it was a nicely marinated piece of rump steak with onions and lots of gravy. Not the easiest thing to contain in a sandwich. For some reason the chef had also added a lettuce leaf which had gone very soggy. Not the most appatising way to serve the dish but it did taste nice enough and my pint of Otter bitter was good.

I might pop back as the menu did sound good and someone else was eating sausage and mash which did look extremely hearty. They need to work on the presentation as there is a difference between rustic and sloopy.

Monday, October 05, 2009
Overall rating
Food 6 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 5

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