Foul, expensive food, served incompetently in dreadful surroundings, Aberdeen Angus is a restaurant with no redeeming features. But then I imagine most of you suspected that already; the really nasty surprise on Friday was just how bad, not just passively mediocre but actively wicked their modus operandi is, and just how successful they are at exploiting naive tourists and passing trade for the maximum possible financial gain for the minimum possible effort. It is the working embodiment of everything that is shallow and cynical and just plain mean about the way that London treats its guests, and if you have a hospitable bone in your body you will do everything in your power to make sure the word reaches every corner of the globe. People of London, people of Britain, people of the world – never ever eat at Aberdeen Angus.
I applaud them for going there. I did too about eight years ago and it was every bit as bad as this review says. If you wonder why I always take Tripadvisor reviews with a large pinch of salt, Aberdeen Angus is why: packed to the rafters every single night with lazy, dumb-ass tourists who can’t be even slightly bothered to research the places they’re going to and who then fire up their computers and slag off London (or wherever) in the self-righteous conviction that the world Does Not Measure Up. Get a guidebook, people.
And whatever you do, stay out of Aberdeen Chuffing Angus.