Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Gold Class at The Rivoli (Camberwell) 10/2013

Designed to be the ultimate in comfort for viewing movies these are small theatres seating 32 or 40 patrons. They have seating in paired Jason recliner type lounge chairs. They have a cavity for handbags in the side arm and a large tray for food or drinks between each pair of seats. There is a call button so that waiters can serve during the movies.
There is also a bar and the lounge area with seating where patrons can, in theory, enjoy a meal and drinks before their film starts.

We came early so as to relax and have something to eat. The menu is quite limited. We ordered champagne. A piccolo Moet and Chandon was $34 and a glass of the local Moet was $12.Fish and chips, which we ordered was trifling $20 per serve with an additional serve of shoestring chips ($5) which turned out to be rather soft. The fish and chips was very ordinarily and a miserable serve for the price. Two very small battered fillets of fish, I suspect frozen, with a few chips, a wedge of lemon  and a little dipping sauce would have been reasonable at half the price or a bit less. 
 Any pub would be far superior to this.
Whilst there were plenty of waiters the service was quite slow. They originally mistook our order and had to prepare a second serve. I had to smile to myself when the waiter said that "chef" would cook another one. If there is a distinction between a chef and a cook I felt it should have been applied here if anywhere.
The theatre itself is a pleasure BUT if you are going to Gold class I would strongly recommend that you eat before you get to the theatre. I hesitate to give it a mark, it would not reach double figures!


Sherdizzle said...

This place is looking great. want to come over there with my wife. she ll like it a lot. we will enjoy the drink.

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Elliot and Sandra said...

I would not have more than coffee and a glass of wine.