This is a beautiful looking restaurant. To start my wife had the seared scallops which were delicious, while I had the pan fried calamari which was OK. Followed by the ravioli stuffed with octopus which was exquisite while the lemon risotto with prawn tartar was disappointing. It was really bland, it lacked seasoning and needed an extra dimension to lift this dish. Our main meal was a whole boned chicken in the oven with aromatic herbs & vegetables with a sage flavoured potato gnocchi. The chicken was succulent and moist, the vegetables were perfectly cooked and the gnocchi was flavourful, but it could of done with a little more of the 4 tea spoonfuls of gravy that was supplied separately. The service on the other hand was OK but not attentive. The wine bucket was not at hands reach as it was positioned at the opposite side of the table. So several times I had to get up and fill our glasses. While I have no problem with this normally, for this standard of restaurant your not just paying for the quality of food but for the whole dining experience. Stand alone this restaurant is lovely, but to compare this to a similar fine dining restaurant it needs a little work. A little bit more effort from the staff is all it needs.
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