A group of six of us visited on a Sunday evening. I am not local to the area but this place was recommened by someone who is. We decided we would have a set menu type meal and having chosen one the waiter suggested we could do better with a different one. We explained we liked the starter on the one we had chosen and so he said if we chose the other one (which was only £1 more per had) he would do it with a the starter we wanted and also add in an extra dish on top of those shown on the menu.
The food was excellent! the service was polite and attentive. The restaurent was very clean and the decor tasteful. We all felt we had eaten well and had good value for money.
Just a couple of very small things that let it down for me. When eating at an oriental restaurant I like to use chop sticks. I am actually farely hopeless at using them but I like to try! There were no chopsticks on the table. I suspect if I had asked for them they would have brought some but when in a fairly large group of friends it is easier to just go with the flow. It was only after we finished eating one of the other ladies suggested she also likes to use chop sticks as she feels it makes her eat slower and so she enjoys it more.
It is also customary to get a finger bowl or the warm towels after a course that is designed to be eaten with fingers. We had crispy duck and spring rolls and yet no finger bowls were brought. We all used our napkins ok but sticky sauce is not easy to remove without lots of finger licking and a damp towel of finger bowl would have been useful.
Also I kind of expect mints to be brought with the bill. We never order coffee at the end of a meal as my husband does not drink it but I was actively looking for a dish of mints on the bar as we left as none had been offered. There were none.
I can't fault this place on the food. It is certainly a place to go for a good Cantonese meal but perhaps don't be as shy as I was about asking for a finger bowl or chopsticks if you want them.
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