We dined here as a couple on Friday 15th August 2014. Let me say, every dish was superb.
However, the service was lacking. Not really so much the "service" as such, more the "delivery" to the table.
Firstly - I didn't like my wine cooled in a plastic beach bucket thanks, someone felt it was quirky perhaps, I thought it a bit naff.
Secondly - when food is served to the table, particularly with complex dishes as here, there needs to be a description, a refresher to the diner of what the dish comprises, this is a part of the presentation of the meal - it was lacking completely.
Thirdly - if you're out of John Dory and need to replace it then be open and honest as to what you're replacing it with. Whilst the "rock bass" was very good indeed - I don't think it's a recognised species (other than in Great Lakes
of North America according to Wikipedia anyway) nobody knew what it was and our waitress confessed she'd never heard if it until that evening. I'm no expert (although I can certainly cook fish well and am familiar with most fish caught locally) but frankly, calling the fish by its real name is fine by me, there's nothing wrong with pollack or ling or what ever it was and cooked the way it was tonight it was superb. Why the pretence? Just be proud of what you do, it was superb.
Desert was excellent. See you in October.
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