|Elephant & Castle (pic from nymag)|
The inside was simple and charming. Yes the service was a bit spotty but I just wrote that off as a one-off occurrence. My food still came quickly and I enjoyed my brunch. I promptly put Elephant & Castle on my "favorites" list.
|The charming setting inside (pic from nymag)|
Beast experience: For my second go at Elephant & Castle, I arrived around 1:15pm on a Sunday. We came with an understanding of a wait and put our name down on the list. While waiting, we witnessed the extreme rudeness of the lady manning the list. Her scowls and attitude just didn't wet my appetite. Especially when she started yelling at a customer who was checking her place on the list ("You don't have to eat here if you don't want to wait!").
Ok, so we're finally seated - lets just try to enjoy the late brunch. Here comes the next round of rudeness from our waitress - menus dumped as she blew by and our questions answered with a one-word answers and a scowl.
|Scrambled Eggs with Guacamole, Salsa, and Warm Tortillas|
|Pureed Spinach with Poached Eggs and Potato Pancakes|
|Eggs'n Apples Benedict on French Toast|
While we enjoyed our food (ok, I guess I was really the only one who enjoyed my entire dish), both my dining pals said the unpleasant nature of the staff - which I experienced on both of my brunch trips - completely wiped out any goodwill from the meal. Accordingly, both declared that they would never return. Sadly, this whole saga forced me to remove Elephant & Castle from my favorites list and give it a ...
Piggy says No!
Thanks for reading - Piggy KK