Now here's a restaurant that I've been intimidated to try. Long before the bar upstairs, I'd walked past but never felt like I could walk in. I don't know what it was about the restaurant. However this has changed for me. Perhaps it's a reflection of my growth and confidence in myself, that I am now not intimidated by formally dressed waiters and tables dressed in white linen, I don't know. Whatever the reason, I'm happy I can freely dine at George's. It's great and the manager is equally great. I especially love the added bar area on top. My favourite food has to be their sundried mash potatoes. I've yet to try it at home, but definitely a meal I still have dreams about. I love, love, love mash, and they certainly know exactly how to do it, and how to do it the way I'd never seen it done.
Excellent service but mixed feelings about the food. The chicken liver starter was delicious - creamy with sweet berries and ever-so-slightly boozy. Yum! The mozzarella stack starter (a special of the day) however did not meet expectations - the cheese was grainy and seemed to have been prepped from frozen. Some basil and a dash of garlic would have improved the dish considerably. And possibly serving it slightly warmed would have brought of the flavour of the sun dried tomatoes. For the mains, the beef fillet with rocket and blue-cheese sauce was superb - a real winner. The gnocchi were perfectly fine. So, all-in-all a mixed review. A little more attention to detail and this could be a truly excellent restaurant.
I believe Parkhurst is a fantastic area. Its like a little village with delicate restaurants with outside areas, pleasant bars and retro stores. Together with my two friends we had lunch at George on 4th on a sunny afternoon! First impression at the entrance, * The place is not easy to spot from the street * No branding of any kind was visible outside or inside * Lovely wooden chairs and parquet floor * Continental touch * Charming decor * Outside tables too close to the roadWe were seated outside and the waiter came and properly introduced himself and asked us what we wanted to drink. We ordered wine and fruit juices. The house wine is definitely recommended. Nothing fancy but a good price, and a full glass.As girls do, we chatted and we forgot to look at the menu. The waiter understood and was very patient with us girls. After we made up our mind we all decided to have a salad for lunch. I ordered a berry & goats cheese salad - poached seasonal berries, toasted almonds, and watercress, topped with goats cheese- and was surprised about the plate that was served to me ten to fifteen minutes later. That my friends, is a salad! The plate was full with green leaves in the middle, I guess 8cm high. Around the greenery the goats cheese was perfectly laid out, together with all the ingredients that tasted fantastic together. One of us was given a steak knife by the way, which I thought was strange. After asking out friendly waiter, he apologised for the mistake and replaced the knife.Definitely a healthy lunch at George on 4th. No dressing was added but there was Balsamic vinegar and olive oil on the table for our own use. The bottles were placed in the middle of the table, perfectly laid out but annoying because it blocks our sight. After use we asked the waiter if he could take them away which he did immediately.Inside the place looks great. Besides lovely healthy food, good ambience and a friendly waiter, I loved the fact that there was no rush.. just a relaxing Friday afternoon in Parkhurst. Great choice of food and wine (original). What annoyed me most about the whole experience was the fact that there were parked cars in front of the restaurant. These cars blocked our view completely. Keep this an open area guys! How hard can it be?Overall experience?GoodValue for money?Yes. Good prices for a more than average lunch. The food is of high standard, based on my review of the menu. Inside the place is beautiful but sitting outside during the day isnt nice because the cars are parked near the tables. That is why my vote is as follows.Food 3/5Service 3/5Ambiance 3/5 Overall review3.0
Pavement dining at its best. Georges always manages to come up with a superb meal at ok prices. Current scallop starter special was divine & not to be faulted. Lamb pasts was a winner. Service is top notch by all staff being attentive to every table - not just one waiter mooching around and never being present when required. Overall - a fantastic dining experience to be often repeated I hope.
The restaurant was awesome - it has a very warm and open feel to it, the waiters are very well trained and polite. The Tuna is a must have - it is by the far the best Ive ever had. I can also highly recommend the Chocolate walnut tart - decadent. Tables could be spaced out a little more
We went for dinner to Georges on 4th this Tuesday evening. The restaurant was fairly busy, but there were a few empty tables. For some reason, the kitchen just didnt seem to cope! It took 75 minutes for our food order to arrive (at 21,15) by which stage we were all so starving! The food was absolutely delicious (I had the ostrich fillet), but after waiting so long for it to arrive, i really felt quite disappointed by the restaurant. Not sure ill go back if i have to wait so long for my meal to arrive.
One word desciribes Georges on 4th, exceptional. Amazing food, top quality presentations, the staff are very well trained and truly enjoy their jobs. Makes you feel very welcome. Its a small restaurant, with tightly packed tables, but that never has been an issue as the cosyness and atmosphere alows you to feel that you and partner are the only ones there, i.e. like a king!