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    • Qype User tamsin…
    • London
    • 8 friends
    • 41 reviews
    2.0 star rating

    If you're a somewhat deluded tourist then I'm sure you'll have a lovely time here having an English experience. Otherwise, not so much. How they manage to get such a queue outside is beyond me.
    This venue never appealed to me, but I went along for a work night out. The soup course really wasn't bad, minus the fact that we weren't provided with spoons and were expected to either drink the soup from the bowl, or scoop it out with bread.
    The second vegetarian course was decent  mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes. There was an extremely strong garlic flavour, which was fine by me, but may be off putting for some people. The meat eaters had platters of cheese and cold meats to share.
    The third course was a massive let down. Various vegetables, and goats cheese, plus an apple (?), on a tostada base. Shame it was cold. I asked the other vegetarian in our group her opinion, and she said the same thing, her food was cooked, but cold. If this course had been hot it probably would have been quite interesting and tasty. At least the goat's cheese was pleasant.
    The dessert was nothing more than berries with clotted cream. Thankfully I like that sort of thing. But I can understand why that would be a disappointment for a lot of people.
    The Medieval Banquet trades on it's entertainment. Frankly, I failed to notice the entertainment, so it couldn't have been that great. Furthermore, they point out that you can get alcohol simply by calling your wench. (Derogatory much?) However, we called our wench and were told, Yeah, two minutes. Not quite the same thing.
    I was fortunate enough to have my meal paid for by my workplace, but otherwise it's around £50 a pop in here. Christ knows I wouldn't pay that in a million years for this.
    Having a boogie after the meal was fun, but otherwise I wouldn't recommend this dump, or it's food. I ended up having a couple of toasties when I got home.

    • Qype User Ind…
    • Reading
    • 5 friends
    • 17 reviews
    1.0 star rating

    Went to the medieval banquet for a work Christmas party at £60 per head. Evening was lots of fun due to the people that went enjoying themselves and having a laugh. The serving "wenches" were great and really provided a good service, the entertainment was somewhat lacking with a few jugglers, mock fighting and dancing girls. It was freezing outside (-2 degrees) making the venue cold at the back of the seating areas and you could really feel your legs getting cold sitting there. The plates were absolutely freezing making the lukewarm food go cold as soon as it hit the plate. The food was atrocious, the soup starter was totally bland with only the bread making up for it. The fish starter was lukewarm and tasteless. The lemon sorbet was next to clear your palate, although having eaten very little I wasn't sure what the value was! Followed by bland, lukewarm breast of duck and vegetables that had been boiled to death. Finishing off with an edible cheesecake. The highlight of the meal would have to be the lemon sorbet, now what does that say!

    In summary, if you are going with a fun lively crowd you will have a great time! If you hate the people you are going with ;-) or are going thinking it will be a culinary delight then stay at home!

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