As per usual, I relied on Tripadvisor to suggest my dining venue for the evening whilst visiting Neath for business. Although their website is not working, I decided to go with the highly rated "Buffalo Bill/Jamaican Jill" restaurant, which was conveniently close to my hotel.
I arrived relatively early (just before 6pm) and the restaurant was very quiet, although it seemed to get busy very quickly in the hour or so I spent in the restaurant.
The waiter was very friendly and talked me through the menu, explaining about the split between the American and Jamaican style menu. I decided to try both and went for an American starter (jalapeno poppers) and a Jamaican main (Jerk Chicken).
The starter was nice enough but I personally thought the portion was quite small for the price compared to other restaurants I have visited who do the same starter for a similar cost.
I had a similar problem with the main meal. The Jerk Chicken and Rice portion was tasty enough, however it was the equivalent to a quarter chicken and rice portion at Nandos and surprisingly it was double the price! The plantains and salad advertised with the meal also never arrived and it was only when I questioned the waiter he decided to mention that they had run out of plantains and offered me a free side dish. I opted for the sweet potato fritters, which were absolutely awful! They were badly overcooked and had absolutely no flavour.
As you have probably gathered from my above comments, I was extremely disappointed with my experience at Buffalo Bill. I would expect small portions at high prices if I was dining at a Michelin Star venue, but not at a local high street restaurant in Neath! I cannot remember the last time I left a restaurant feeling hungry and I am lucky that there is a Subway across the road from my hotel!
Perhaps the restaurant was having an "off" day, but my experience was average enough that I can safely say I would not hurry back to this restaurant any time soon.
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