For me, eating out is an experience.  It’s about the food, the atmosphere, the company, the service and the view.

As such my ratings are about the experience I had, not about the flawlessness of the decor or a reflection of the fact that there aren’t four types of Himalayan rock salt in tiny bowls on the table.  It is about the restaurant’s ability to create a place that I want to come back to.  If I leave thinking about the next time I can come back, then the place has done its job.

Chances are you’re not going to see a lot of places that are rated poorly here, and that’s not because I rate everyone well, that’s because I don’t want to be a negative impact on anyone’s livelihood.  My opinion is just my own.  I know people who hate Eat Street Café because there is nothing healthy on the menu, I however love it for the atmosphere, service and tasty, tasty food; if I want something healthy I’ll head somewhere else instead of disliking it for what it isn’t.  Everyone’s opinion is a reflection of themselves, so things I don’t enjoy at all might be what someone else is looking for.  Horses for courses, round pegs and square holes and all.  I’ll keep my negative impressions to myself and let poor restaurants lose business all by themselves.

So, that being said, if I’ve eaten brunch there and they’re not on my site, it just means that I didn’t enjoy it.

Give me a comfy place to sit, friendly and competent service, lovely food and create an enticing atmosphere and I’ll give you all the ratings stars you can handle.