Responses to Marte P's Review

Respond to Review of Candle 79
by Marte P

Review: We had booked a table at 8 pm, but came at 7, guided by earlier experience that vegetarian restaurants are rarely so full that it is not possible to get an early table. However Candle 79 was packed, so we had a drink by the bar whilst waiting. It was so full that some were actually having their meal at the bar, which did not seem ideal, but obviously that's how popular this place was. We enjoyed watching the bartender make drinks and the hour we had to wait (by no fault of the restaurant of course) flew by. We were then escorted to a great table by the window. My partner and I shared a starter, a wonderful hummus with a delicious pita bread. As a main course I had the seitan piccata. Despite my aversion to capers and citrus in main courses I really enjoyed it, but then I am an avid seitan lover.. My partner had the paella, which I found rather bland, but which he enjoyed. For dessert we shared a Mexican chocolate brownie which was lovely. The service was good, but not outstanding. A really nice touch however was that when the waitress screwed up how to serve a particular type of beer, making it overflow, they gave it to us on the house rather than pouring it out. We did not find it expensive, totally worth the price. Beautiful restaurant, good atmosphere, delicious food.. Nothing to complain about! Definitely worth a visit. However, if you have not made a reservation and can't be bothered to wait, V Note is not far away and is equally good in my opinion.


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