We had our first visit here for lunch recently after receiving a recommendation from a friend. I am vegetarian, so my choice was fairly limited. I ordered a vegetarian starter of roasted vegetables which were served on a plate a similar size to a saucer! The vegetables were oily and lacked flavour. I then ordered the vegetarian panini which was mediocre but again lacked flavour. It would have been more enjoyable with the addition of a sauce e.g. Pesto. My husband ordered a bruschetta with cherry tomatoes and goats cheese.The tomatoes were lovely but the dish would have tasted better with some garlic and salt. He then ordered the roast chicken with roast potatoes. This was lovely and the potatoes were crunchy and flavoursome. The cappuccinos tasted authentic though.
Overall, this place is worth a visit as the staff are helpful and friendly and the food is fresh. My main criticism is the lack of flavour in some dishes.
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August 5, 2013
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Thank you for your review and in the main glad you enjoyed your meal and recommend we are worth a visit! Thank you for that, much appreciated.
Naturally the size of the portion is reflected in the prices we charge, and certainly if a guest asks about the size then we can fully explain and then increase accordingly.
The paninis are advertised specifically with what is on them, and this is usually a good indication of the flavours which will be tasted. If requested would be only to delighted to add any other ingredients to what ever our guests requested!
Seasoning or flavour is such a subjective area, and in all the years in this industry we have always found is is better to go lightly at first, and then allow the guest to then 'top-up' with seasoning. You can add additional flavour in...but can't take it out!
Any guests who do visit us please do ask for more seasoning - salt or garlic - or an additional ingredient - pesto- to be added so you get the taste you specifically want! Your review helps guest understand this is all possible ...just ask!
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