Before I go any further I would like to explain that I have been working on the restaurant floor for over 10 years in everything from café and basic pub grub to award winning fine dining in 5 star hotels and gastro's filled with celebrities. My opinion is not that of a bored diner or a grumpy old man that uses trip advisor purely to vent my disapproval at modern society.
I went to Cornwall for a few days with some friends for a little break, on our last night I asked them if they would come to the Italian Kitchen as I love the whole food culture and philosophy towards ingredients and dining styles.
I had read a lot of negative views and felt that as with all restaurants they all deserve an honest chance to impress, well impress us it did. Reasonably priced and varied food, whilst I get the impression the menu is of a size where is must be difficult to maintain an entirely fresh offering they do a good job of making the best of the ingredients they use. To have homemade pasta would have been nice but I appreciate in the current climate it isn't easy to do with the pricing they use. I found the pizzas to be genuinely rustic and the choices of toppings modern yet still honours the traditional option.
The décor was a little try hard but by no mean offensive or out of good taste.
The Service wasn't the most professional but this is all forgiven by the genuine care and attention that our Waitress (Jade) offered throughout the whole evening. I am aware that we are not the easiest group of people to look after and she kept us in check and with a smile on our faces as we left, all be it a little drunker than we had planned.
My overall review of this restaurant is that if you are blessed with good company and enjoy a middle of the road wine list and food that ticks all the boxes for a high street restaurant then you really cant go wrong. Not one aspect of this restaurant is outstanding but they fact that the service, food, drink, prices and atmosphere are of a decent standard is rare, normally a places massively lacks in at least one area.
I would again like to thank our waitress and the chefs who made our evening so enjoyable.
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