Fantastic experience p
06 October 2014
from London Borough of Southwark
Celebrating contestants past and present, MasterChef Restaurant is a one-off pop-up restaurant, showcasing world-class cuisine from the nation's favourite cookery TV show. Running for 5 weeks from September 2nd 2014, guests will be invited to select from a menu of 8 starters, mains and desserts, designed by the week's trio of chefs. A team of acclaimed celebrity chefs will also make guest appearances in the MasterChef kitchen.
Find this unique restaurant on the 12th floor of the glitzy Blue Fin Building in Southwark, with fantastic views over The Shard and St Paul's Cathedral.
MasterChef Restaurant & Bar
Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SU
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Customer reviews for MasterChef Restaurant & Bar
((((( 6 October 2014 by Andrew from London Borough of Southwark
Fantastic experience p
((((( 25 September 2014 by Grant from Chertsey
Simply the best food I have ever eaten. All the food in this pop up restaurant was cookerd by 2010 Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker and two 2012 finalists. The premise was that you had two dishes to share and the starters of a terrine & fish cakes was exquisite. Next, the mains of duck & fish were even better, the duck was so moist and flavourful, it was the highlight of the night.
The puddings, however, were a slight downer on the rest of the night, with a lemon tart & pistachio cake having accompaniments that were a tad too cloying.
Overall, a fantastic experience and one I would love to repeat in the future
(**** 24 September 2014 by Tamar from London
I has brunch with my family and the food was very disappointing. A fruit salad and yogurt with granola was served on an airline tray and had about the same flavour as if you got it on an airplane. The main was practically inedible- very very bad scrambled eggs on a badly textured muffin and some smoked salmon. The salmon was nice, that was about it. The view is good. For 20£ I was not impressed at all, and certainly for three former winners of masterchef. I could have taken our £40 to a much nicer restaurant. Very disappointing.
(**** 23 September 2014 by Sarah from London
Extremely disappointing. To begin with we were expecting the menu to be a little more exciting. We had both the egg and salmon muffin and the pancakes. When the food arrived, the muffin had "slipped" according to the waitress and had therefore fallen to one side. It looked terrible. The portion sizes were poor, the scrambled egg was cold and the pancakes were very doughy and came with only a little jam and creme fraiche.
The whole experience was very poor and the quality and quantity of food certainly was not worth the money We finished our food in 40 minutes and swiftly left. It was far from the relaxing and enjoyable brunch that we were expecting.
We were not the only people in the restaurant to complain. Several tables next to us had similar comments and also made their feelings known to the waitstaff. Although the waiter was apologetic and advised that he would pass our thoughts on, nothing further was mentioned and no one seemed particularly interested in the fact that we had been unhappy.
All in all, it was a disappointing Saturday morning which was unfortunate as we were really looking forward to our visit. We certainly will not be returning and sadly, we no longer have any desire to visit any of the chef's own restaurants.
((((( 20 September 2014 by Lolita from London
The venison was ammmaazing with the vegetables remembered me my childhood soup... All ingredients of each plate were perfectly cooked. Thank you verry much for this experience! The service was friendly and effective I would like also to thank them. Hope to see James in his restaurant soon!
((*** 19 September 2014 by Kylie from London
Quite disappointed really. Given that it was £20/head for brunch (without a beverage), and the fact that being Masterchef, there is quite high standard of what to expect. In my opinion you can't really get brunch wrong. I pay good money to go out and treat myself with what I normally would not create for myself at home. The Masterchef brunch was very disappointing in this case.
The starter of granola with yoghurt was quite tasty actually, but the main was the biggest disappointment. After waiting almost 40mins (service was novice and I was shocked to have to be asked several times what I wanted to eat, out of only two choices, and what my drink order was, but that's another story).
Both mains were presented very poorly. My partner and I shared one of each - scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toast; and pancakes with bacon. The pancakes were dry and doughy and the bacon, although crispy, did nothing to enhance the overall flavour. The scrambled eggs were representational of what I expected on a airplane; the muffins were not buttered and there was no accompanying sauce.
My partner and I were left underwhelmed by what we had experienced and for the price of £60, we could have happily stayed home and cooked our own meal.
Another point of interest is that the Masterchef's who were advertised were those finalists from 2011. I would think that in London of all places, the Masterchef brand would want to highlight the best of the best.
Though we did leave feeling full (I'm assuming because of the whole hour and a half it took to get our mains), we left feeling ripped off and agitated that it could have been done so much better.
((((( 19 September 2014 by Rachael from Essex
It was a excellent dining experience, food was lovely, atmosphere great and service was excellent
((*** 16 September 2014 by Nichola from London
What can I say, the whole experience was a disappointing. We'd a table for 8 and were told to head to the dining room at 8.15? The waiting staff were pleasant but lacking knowledge of the menu and as the evening went on the things descended into chaos. A plate was dropped behind me and the fork hit my back, at no point did the staff even acknowledge this.
We'd opted for the tasting menu, the two starters arrived on the same plate. The rabbit was ok, the fish overcooked. The two mains were served in the wrong order and again the fish overcooked. The meat was sent back as it was cold as the peas tasted as if they'd gone from freezer to plate and missed being cooked in a pan altogether.
A very long wait to desert and again both served on the same plate. I wish we'd given up and gone home at this point. The Mille feuille was a biscuit (burnt) with a marshmallow on top. There were no layers of anything. The sorbet was inedible.
We chatted with staff, then the manager about the disappointing evening which perhaps I would have paid £30 for but £69. The manger said nothing she could do and yes the fish was overcooked 'we knew the fish was overcooked, we working on it' errrrr why served it to paying customers then????
We've a contact for swift shore projects - but do you think we've had a response to our complaint. NO
((((* 15 September 2014 by Caroline from London
Fab brunch well worth a visit
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