Drink & Dine

Disco Bistro – Great name, meh food


This is a bit late, but better late than never right? I went to Disco Bistro fairly shortly after its opening and was pretty excited to try out the new ideas from the kitchen team. Overall, I think I had a low to middling experience with some things being exception but generally a let down. Now I’m not the biggest fan of writing negative reviews, so I’ll keep this short.

Some interesting decorating choices...

Some interesting decorating choices…

The good stuff was the décor (kinda crazy but not overwhelming), the friendliness of the staff, and the fried chicken starter. All of that seemed to indicate an excellent night was to be had. Even sitting down at a very rickety table (which our waitress attempted to fix several times) wasn’t enough to put a damper on things.

Fried chicken done right!

Fried chicken done right!

The mains came out and I can’t say any of them were terrible, it was the general meh-ness of it all that really stuck with me. I’ve stared at the pictures but I can’t quite recall any defining flavours. I remember my steak being adequate but desperately needing some seasoning and the peppercorn sauce being little more than lightly flavoured cream. The dishes selected by my friends were similarly okay and neither great or worthy of a mention due to their awfulness.

Steak swamped in peppercorn sauce with bone marrow

Steak swamped in peppercorn sauce with bone marrow

The drinks selection was limited but fine. I suppose the point I’m aiming for is that if anyone asked me how it was, I’d have gone “oh…it was nice”. Now I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to shell out around £30 for dinner, I want more than nice. I want to be impressed or at the very least see evidence of an attempt to reach for greatness despite the epic fail. Just doing enough to be nice, well that isn’t very nice at all.

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