Luckily, I had a gift card to pay for most of this lunch - otherwise i'd be furious!
My problem with 42 Raw is not just with the food - which was just on the borderline of being ok: if throwing stuff on a plate without any care or attention and missing key ingredients is considered to be ok here......
My issue is with the utter chaos in which we were forced to eat said food.
It was busy and there was clearly no method or coping mechanism in place for the staff to be able to deal with the pressure.
We ordered 2 brunches which arrived slowly with no granola in the granola bowls and some of the sweet potato "fries" cooked and some limp and raw (maybe that's intentional with the concept being "raw" food?! either way - it's not good enough).
The smoothies we ordered with these meals (at 60 kroner a go!!) arrived just over an hour later, after repeated ignored reminders and tasted sour and unpleasant. We had them "to go", as we were late for an appointment and mine lasted about 5 minutes before being ditched in to a street bin.
Whilst we were waiting for what seemed like an eternity for our food and drinks, we couldn't help but notice that the preparation area was utter chaos.
Bits of food scattered everywhere and bags of ingredients left out of the fridge on the counter sweating away in the April sun.
From our benches it was impossible not to see under the grill machines, which was a horror show...... It's been a very long time since that counter has been cleaned properly.
I generally don't like to write reviews so scathing. If somewhere is mediocre, i prefer just to get on with my life and simply not return! (as i'd decided to after my last visit to 42 Raw, before I was given a gift card) but on this occasion, it really wound me up.
42 Raw is pretty expensive and rides along on the coat-tails of a food-trend coining it in as it goes..... but it's not good enough. Based on my two experiences of the place, it is worse than mediocre and people need to call it out.
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