I went with a travelling companion as it was his birthday and wanted a good place to eat, we were recommended this restaurant from the reception of where we were staying in central Aviemore. What a mistake.
When we got there at approx 20.00 the place was empty except for one table that was almost finished,it was a Tuesday night and there was no atmosphere in the place, nobody came in after us.
At first the service was quite good, a young lady showed us to the table and got us the menu. She was not seen again and the service went downhill from there.
I don't eat red meat so went for the chicken option, all the chicken dishes were served with a sauce, The first server when asked advised that they do use chicken or meat stock in their sauces, so I asked if they could do a piece of chicken with cheese over it, this they said they could do, but when it was served it was so dry that it was inedible, the chicken was anaemic white .
The baked potato that was also on the plate, to me had never seen a normal oven except for a microwave , this too was too dry, I tried putting extra butter on it but did not work, I asked to speak to the manager and an aggresive male said he was the manager, I explained what the problem was but he was not interested, I finally said please can you take it off my plate as it was inedible, which he did, but moments later came back in a confrontational manner saying there was nothing wrong with the chicken as it could not be dry was it had been boiled in water.
I said I'm sorry but I could not eat it, he responded by saying he had an opinion and that I was wrong.
He did not offer to replace it or ask if there was anything else I would like....that was it.
When the bill came the chicken was on it, I did not want to argue, I just paid up..but without a tip...........I will certainly not go back to the resturant again. I will keep well away as there are far better eating options in Aviemore with better food and better prices.
My companion said his steak was just ok .
No dessert was offered or taken.
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