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Giant Robot, Clerkenwell - The Haiku Review

Giant Robot, Clerkenwell - Space Age Diner
Giant Robot, Clerkenwell - Space Age Diner

Prawns are giant. Meat
Balls are not. Tasty but dear.
There is no robot.


Giant Robot - Giant Prawns (garlic, chilli, oregano) £23.60
Giant Prawns (garlic, chilli, oregano) £23.60
You get five

Giant Robot - Spaghetti and Meatballs (beef, spicy tomato sauce, pecorino) £9.65
Giant Robot - Spaghetti and Meatballs (beef, spicy tomato sauce, pecorino) £9.65
The "large" portion


Giant Robot
45-47 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1M 5RS
020 7065 6810
www.gntrbt.com

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A Giant Robot
What I expected


EDITED TO ADD: For future pithy nonsense, see The Haiku Review


Comments

TheLittleWelsh said…
LOL That last picture was what I was expecting too! Or at least some sort of robot decoration - wallpaper perhaps...hmmm...food looks tasty not sure about the lack of actual robots though! I love the Haiku style blog too :)
Glad you didn't disappoint, I was hoping to see a review written in haiku and the robot is just a bonus!!!
Hugh Wright said…
LOVE this MiMi; as the author of some of the longest posts around it's refreshing to see this starkest of contrasts!

Were there no robots at all? That's just wrong. Trade Descriptions, anyone? :-)
meemalee said…
@TheLittleWelsh - I detected no sign of any robots, but I did love the big lamp thing - very Blade Runner. And thanks!

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake -Why thank you :)

@Hugh Wright - *blush* Yeah, sorry, I do go off on a little ramble in most of my posts.

Amazing what a bit of writer's block and laziness will do.

Will try to rein myself in more in future :)
Becci said…
Reviews are more fun
when they are done in haiku.
Quicker to read too.
Anonymous said…
Amazing, that you condensed an entire review into a haiku but still managed to say everything needed is so impressive! And the picture at the end makes it!
meemalee said…
@Becci

Now I want ALL my comments to be haikus.

@howtomakeamess

Very kind of you to say :)
chumbles said…
Short and sweet, Not large
Like the meatball portion!
Nice snacks, better review.
The Grubworm said…
Spot on review:
Giant prawns but small balls
Menu of madness
Pavel said…
Le-gen-da-ry Chat
From the small one with no hat!
Giant Prawns ATTACK...

might have to work on that one...
Mer said…
The "What I expected" killed me!
catty said…
wahahahahhahaaa this is so hilarious. You should totally do more haiku blogs! it's a TALENT!
Josordoni said…
Prawns make excellent
waiters, but lunch makes for a
Short notice period
Tina said…
Love this review! Disappointed about lack of giant robots both at restaurant and in life in general. Recently joined twitter & have been sniggering a lot at some of your tweets (because they were funny not because I'm disturbed or something...)
Hmmm, for almost £5 quid each those giant prawns had better be of BFG proportions. Nice name, shame about the lack of actual robot.
meemalee said…
@Chumbles - Thank you sir!

@The Grubworm - I forgot how bizarre the menu was and how we needed it explained to us.

@Pavel - Small one with no hat? You mean me?? I'd watch "Giant Prawns Attack".

@Mer - I love that photo

@catty - It's funny you should say that ...

@Josordoni - Because they have lots of feelers, you mean?

@Tina - Aww thanks! Who are you on Twitter, may I ask? I expect many of my followers are a little odd :)

@TheFastestIndian - Not big enough for my liking but pretty big.
Josordoni said…
@Josordoni - Because they have lots of feelers, you mean?

yes, just think how many plates they could balance at once!
More please.
That was succinct and clear.
Hugh Wright said…
I meant that *I* write some of the longest reviews around! Yours are always crisp and to the point whereas I'm the self-confessed King of Ramble!
Pavel said…
I did mean you yes,
I used small under duress,
it was artistic...
Kavey said…
I am far too tired / in body, mind and spirit / to write a haiku

The giant robot / hides his graceful self / from your hungry eyes
I think you might have set a trend with that!
meemalee said…
@Josordoni - Hehe, prawny waiters

@May Slow Food Kitchen - More at my new blog The Haiku Review!

@Hugh Wright - See, I would say it was the other way round :)

@Pavel - That is beautiful

@Kavey - If you can do that when you're tired, wow

@Northern Snippet - I hope so - and I want guest reviewers on the Haiku Review!
Pavel said…
I'll definitely do a guest post for you! Sounds like fun :^D
Tina said…
I'm hallodarling on twitter. I always end up sounding mental on twitter as I run out of words.
meemalee said…
@Pavel - Yes please!

@Tina - Ah - cool - followed :)
Dennis K. said…
Haha! Excellent. Was this related at all to GR magazine?
meemalee said…
@Dennis K - No, but I was convinced it was! Doesn't Giant Robot US have its own cafe?

@Northern Snippet - Cool! Do email me if you have a haiku review!
Dennis K. said…
Hi meemalee I just visited gr/eats yesterday but was too full to actually eat anything.. haha