Dip and Flip (Battersea)

Location:  South West (Battersea)

Cuisine: French

Price Range: ££

LFM Score: 4/5

Bebe Friendly Score: 3/3

Soggy sandwiches – sound appealing? Perhaps not to everyone’s palate but somehow it works.

Dip and Flip are introducing us to the world of the French Dipped Sandwich – slicely thinned beef or lamb, dipped in gravy and served in a fresh bread roll. You get extra gravy on the side to dip the whole sandwich in and then try and stuff the sloppy mess into one’s salivating mouth. Definitely not a place to take a first date! Simple but fantastic. The burgers also impressed as did the huge American oversized thick milkshakes.

The venue is casual enough for the little ones, however we felt the Battersea branch was a little cramped for too many buggies. Highchairs available plus a separate kids menu.

http://dipandflip.co.uk/

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Pizza Street

Location: West London (Chiswick)

Cuisine: American

Price Range: £

LFM Score: 1/5

Bebe Friendly Score: 2/3

The thick shakes at Pizza Street were fabulous. FULLSTOP. Maybe LFM should end this review here, because frankly it goes down hill from here…

We desperately wanted Pizza Street to be good. Chiswick is crying out for venues like Pizza East – casual family dining specialising with one great dish. So we were excited as we followed the ex-grubby looking Chinese Takeaway site being transformed into an American Pizza joint with trendy hipster East London decor.

LFM attended the soft launch where Pizza Street were offering a reduced menu at half price. Perhaps we should have expected some teething issues, but surely they should have got the basic pepperoni pizza to a certain serve-able standard. The pizza was particularly blackened on the base (chefs not quite mastered the wood fired oven), pepperoni was cut too thick, the cheese was stodgy and the tomato sauce was sparse.

The restaurant layout is clever, squeezing in as many tables as possible into a relatively small floor space (not great if too many buggies present). What we did find bizarre was the vague self service instructions  – A4 paper signs with hastily typed out text – think we were  suppose to crush the pizza boxes that our pizza was served in ourselves and grab our own cutlery and water glasses, but to be honest, we thought these were signs for the staff as the self service zone was situated in the kitchen. #Confusing

Let’s hope things will get better otherwise we may have to resort to Dominos….

http://www.pizzastreet.co.uk/