The "food" at the Beefeater was so bad, I just spent 30 minutes writing to the Prmier Inn about it, and since the "restaurant" is the only thing to do out there, it pretty much negates the fine setting at the river.
The "food" is all pre-cooked crap that is heated up, except thank God for the steaks. It is so bad as to be unbelievable. The canned, battered mushroom starter was pretty horrible, but nowhere near as inedible as the "prawn cocktail" which I sent back. The "prawns" had absolutely no taste - it was as though they had been soaking in water for a few months. I guess their poor quality was supposed to be disguised by the "dressing", but since I tasted one on its own, I was saved from being tricked into eating any of it.
The corn on the cob was so over-cooked (even by english standards) that to really come up with a description is beyond me. It might as well have arrived with a neon sign saying "old, over-cooked and soaked-through to the cob". Not even a generous amount of salt could save this catastrophe.
The "cole-slaw" consisted of some stringy green substances subsidizing a big blob of pretty horrible tasting mayonaise. The Beefeater should go online and get a recipe from Kentucky Fried Chicken - believe me, it is 1000 times better.
At the end of the meal, we asked the bartenders for an Irish coffee and a spanish coffee. When we got them, they were cold and the girls didn't know which one was which. Since they looked and tasted exactly the same, I figured they were both Irish coffees. By that time it was pretty much what we expected.
I think alot of people don't know any better about food than this, otherwise, the Beefeater should have really gone out of business. They should hire a chef or buy some cook books, or just try to "make" some food.
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