We eat here on a Friday night having booked the night before so we were probably lucky to get in. Probably because of this our table was not in the best location, beside the walkway to the toilets / kitchen / door to the smoking area. It was also very noisy when we arrived due to a party of 8 to 10 at a nearby table. Once they left things were much better and we could speak without having to shout. The menu had plenty to tempt me so I had my usual soup for a starter which was good, we both took the duck for the main course. This came with pureed potatoes and green beams or mange toutes I think. The duck was nice well, done as we both like it but not in the same class as a duck dish we had in Cayenne back in February. Service was pretty efficient especially considering how busy the restaurant was when we arrived. For 2 glasses of wine, two main courses, one starter and a bottle of wine the pre-tip bill was under £60 which I thought was excellent value although the Pinot Noir we had with the duck was dissapointing. The Trip Advisor scoring sceme gives 3 / 5 as average and then jumps to 4 / 5 as very good passing over good which should be in there somewhere. Calling the experience just average is unfair say 3.5 to 3.75 but I can't presuade myself to go to "very good". I would like to try it again but will book earlier in the hope of a better table.
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October 13, 2012
John H thank you for taking the time to write us a detailed review we are very sorry that your meal wasn't totally satisfying. We do hope you will come back and try us again. whilst you make a booking let us know if you would like a nice quiet table and we shall do our best to accomadate you. Any Comments we get we do take them serious and do our best to satisfy every customer.
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Many thanks again for you comments, we have took them on board.
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