We had a bit of a dodgy time at Angel’s Share, when we first visited, a few months back, but we said we’d give them another go, once they’d had a chance to bed-in, so today was the day.
I was accompanied today by Ayla and Hande, so we were giving it a chance to shine in the Bugaboo compatibility (or baby/family friendliness, as some call it) category, too.
Two things we weren’t concerned about previously were the decor, which is super-smart, and the presentation of the dishes, which is very neat. These remained to their previous standards.
The primary concern was the service, which was both inaccurate and chaotic. I’m pleased to report that this has been turned around, and is now very much a strength. The two people who served us today were very friendly, more than happy to accommodate our needs, and very well-drilled.
The food had been really variable, the last time, and while things have progressed well and are on a much more even keel, I still think there’s room for improvement.
Ayla had their vegetable soup, which they blitzed to a puree as per her specification. She enjoyed it, but the accompanying ekmek (bread) was much more warmly received.
Hande’s macaroni cheese, which she decided to have served without the salt beef, was good without hitting the heights, so quite similar to how I found it on our previous visit.
My chicken noodle soup was a really nice idea, but was a little too delicate for my tastes, even with the addition of all of the strips of red chilli, which were neatly served on the side, so you could spice things to your heart’s content.
I followed with a falafel veggie burger, which was good but not great. The accompanying onion rings, which had been a disaster previously, were a highlight this time, as they were beautifully crispy.
So overall, I’m glad to have returned to Angel’s Share and found it in much better shape. There’s still some way to go in terms of getting the food to really sing, but the place is lovely and the improvement in the service is to be commended. It’s probably still a place I’m more likely to visit for a drink, rather than food, but they’re certainly heading in the right direction with their menu.
Blythe scores Angel’s Share
3/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20
Today’s questers were: Ayla, Hande, Blythe
We ate: vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, macaroni cheese, veggie burger
We drank: water, cappuccino
We wore: action footwear, blue linen, stylish jewellery
Total bill: £28