On entering, the place looks great. Black and white with blue lights. Ideal for a cosy romantic meal for 2 or also perfect for a group of friends in one of the booths.
My fiance ordered the salt and pepper tempura squid for starter. Lovely. I, however ordered the tempura pork belly. Now we all know that pork belly can be fatty. I wasn't quite sure how this was going to be but took a chance. Basically, because it is tempura - you won't know you have a big dollop of fleshy fat in your mouth until you've bitten in and got it in your mouth!! Together with the oily batter - i really did feel rather sick! Also,i had 5 massive pieces of the stuff. Way too big for starter.
They took our plates pretty much immediately and the lady was putting down our steak knives ready - i thought best to check and asked that our main wasn't coming yet was it??? Yes it was. I asked for them to wait a bit. She never came back to me and within 1 min, there was my main with my pork belly not even in my stomach yet! On that basis - i wouldn't come back again. Steaks were nice , chips were also good and we ordered a side of minted peas with a hint of chilli. These were a tad cold but very nice and 1 portion is plenty for 2.
We came out for 3 courses but due to feeling rather sickly with all that fat - i decided against a dessert which is unheard of ;-) I settled for a latte (very nice) and we went.
The staff were all very nice and whilst i was eating my steak - the waitress did then say to me - sorry it was already cooking. But to be honest? That shouldn't have mattered. Our starters had barely settled and our request as customers should have been listened to. It spoilt my meal. Were we cattle and they wanted the turnaround that quick? Well, if they cart on like that - they won't have a turnaround as we certainly wouldn't go back. Maybe others will feel the same??
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