This place was so very nearly a "must see" but then they went and blew it at the dessert stage!
We tried Tinkers in Aughton "on spec" dropping in unannounced for a spot of lunch. As the only diners we were initially a little dubious - it never bodes well when a restaurant is completely deserted. However, the menu looked interesting and was well priced at £10.95 for two courses, so we thought we'd risk it. The starters were fabulous - creatively presented, and bursting with flavour. The main course a little on the small side, but it is, after all, a lunch time menu, and, it gave the added bonus of leaving room for dessert! Having spent a relatively modest amount on lunch thus far we thought we'd blow the budget on a £10.95 sharing dessert which promised a sampling of everything on the desert menu. However, when it arrived it was sadly lacking. A three day old slice of slimy apple pie, a stale chunk (think large oxo cube size) of not so sticky toffee pudding, and an equally sized & stale chunk of spotted dick (whose we weren't told). The table tennis sized ball of ice cream was good, but only provided half a dessert spoon each. Missing were the lemon torte, chocolate ganache torte and the intriguing tempura batter bread and butter dessert. No explanation was offered as to the missing items, and we were still expected to pay the full £10.95 for it. What a shame! We went away with a bad taste in our mouths, hence the average rating, when it might otherwise easily have been Very Good...and if it had lived up to billing, we'd be shouting about this place from the rooftops! Jay, get your staff in order. Remember the cardinal rule: never stiff the punters!
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