I've been going to this Madeira Restaurant for years and its one of my favorite eating houses. On this occasion I attended this Restaurant accompanied by approximately 30 members of "The South Wales Gay Mens Chorus" for our annual dinner. This is our second annual dinner held at the Madeira and are returning, as they really enjoyed the last visit. We arrived on time and our table was ready for us and we were seated straight away. The varied starters came out together, were hot and well presented. All food is displayed and is cooked fresh to order, you can even see it being prepared by the chef's as the kitchen is open to the Restarant.
I had Scampi to start, which was delicious and a good portion size too. For main I had Chicken breast (it was huge) accompanied by a rich portuguese sauce which was very tasty. All main meals are served with ample platters with a combination of peas, Cauliflour in batter, and saute potatoes . Myself and a few friends had the house red wine, it was fruity, smooth and very nice, so nice ,we had to have another bottle !!! We didnt order deserts as I was quite full after the main course, however as it was My Birthday the guys had arranged for Happy Birthday to be sung to me and a free shot was provided by the Madeira...After the meal I asked as many of the Chorus their opinion of their experience eating at The Madeira and I can confidently say they really enjoyed the evening, the only negative, was that the meat served on skewers was a little dry although it was served with garlic butter, they wished they had taken a sauce with it. This restaurant is great for large parties as it has doubled in size since being redeveloped a few years ago, and now offers far better Gents facilities. Very efficient restaurant staff, some know me by first name as I've been a patron for so long. I Love going here and will always return. I've read some of the negative reviews about this Restaurant and it appears when it IS busy, then maybe the owners may need to consider employing more staff to address the poor service issue, hence improving their rating on Tripadvisor. Still good value for money though :-)
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