My experience was with a group of 23. We were staying at Chateau Suduiraut on business where the food is good and rather plentiful.
I am not sure if we were seated in the main restaurant. The room felt like a function room anyway.
The menu had been picked for us.
I always like to know what I am eating and the fairly tame announcement by the waiter would have been better backed up with a menu in print. That said, I just dived in to the unknown and ate everything (didn't finish the cheese course which was laid on copious amounts of watermelon chutney making it sweeter than desert which, was not announced - great peach sorbet, the rest within a pretty brandysnap, unidentified).
The winner of the courses was a lovely lobster ravioli. The oddest, but still great flavours was the trio of appetisers, in particular the cauliflower foam which would have been better as a veloute.
If I visited this part of the world again I wouldn't be in a rush to revisit however I have a feeling I didn't see the best of them from an ambiance perspective. Put the food into a different environment and the feedback may have changed.
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