We booked a table last night (having read reviews on trip advisor) expecting our favourite shellfish platter. We had a starter & awaited the main course. We noticed on another table close by exactly what to expect & the menu itemised the dish. When it arrived we were so disappointed. No crab in shell just a very small mixture of crab meat in a tiny dish. The mussels were quite shrivelled & tasteless. The whole appearance was really of a dish thrown together with anything available to fill the plate. We didn't expect salmon (tiny amount), 2 sardines, an over cooked portion of battered fish which was almost black. There was half a lobster , mussels, langoustines, prawns, battered squid ?. Considering that this dish is priced at over £50 we were extremely disappointed . It was advertised as a shellfish platter. We were offered various dips that didnt arrive with our meal.We were told that they had run out of crab & were sorry. Another person told us the crab for the meal was full of water & hardly anything inside, which we were given. We decided to leave, paid for the wine & starters & noticed on the way out that several guests were eating beautiful crab meals. We questioned this with the staff who apologised & said our comments would be noted, this being the female chef, who was continually asked to shush by the gentleman behind the counter. She said we were'nt overcharged because we hadnt been charged for the seafood platter.We wouldnt have bought a £22 bottle of wine to eat with a starter. We were the third table to arrive, having booked, why were'nt we told that crab wasn't available, they mentioned other fish that had sold out. We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw diners who had arrived after us eating whole crab. Is this a restaurant that looks after its locals and think that holiday makers will be gone in a few days never to be seen again. No offer was made to us for our treatment. We arrived & left by taxi which cost us £16. We have mentioned this to the hotel where we were staying.
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