I probably should learn my lesson and lay off special offers for a while but hey, the credit card's maxed out and a girl's gotta eat.
This week's disappointment was Moomba in Putney - according to the website this is "Putney's favourite neighbourhood restaurant and bar". Really??
We went along because a) it looked rather nice on the website and b) there was 50% off food with a Tastecard.
The bar itself is perfectly pleasant and the staff nice enough. Unfortunately the food just wasn't very good. Nor was the wine.
I won't spend too much time going into it - after all, the prices are reasonable to start with and we got 50% off, so it didn't break the bank.
Prawn and avocado cocktail: watery sauce, weirdly mushed up avocado, average prawns
Chilli & lime Cornish crab cakes, mango salsa: Tasted like Mum had gone to Iceland. No evidence of chilli, lime or mango.
Grilled sea trout, crayfish ravioli, samphire, champagne sauce: So salty it was inedible.
The side order of fries on the other hand were very good, so I'm willing to concede that some items on the menu might be better - perhaps the sharing plates, or something simple like a burger. Unlikely to find out though, as I shan't be going back.