A friend and I visited Antipodea last week, and I have to say that we weren't overwhelmed. We ordered a garlic and cheese calzone to share as a starter, and that was pretty good. My main course of lobster linguine was decent, but surprisingly small for £19.50 and the linguini was al dente to the point of being slightly crispy. My friend was excited to see a lamb shawarma pizza on the specials menu for her main course, but this was very disappointing. The menu said that the pizza had slow-cooked lamb, harissa and cucumber on it. Both of us cook with harissa and like hot food, and the pizza itself looked pretty innocuous, but this was truly WAY past normal levels of heat on a pizza. I was surprised when my friend said it was too hot, and assumed she just wasn't in the mood for heat - given her normal tastes. I then tried it, and it was really unpleasantly spicy. For something this fiery, it should surely have had a warning on the menu (it didn't). Between us, we only managed to eat two and a half slices. When the waitress came to take our plates away, we said that it was just too hot to eat, but there was no apology, or concern, let alone an offer of anything else. We decided to forgo a dessert and moved elsewhere. I'd likely not return. There are better value eateries in Richmond that offer better customer service. If a customer barely touches their meal, to me that's not something that's politely ignored.
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