We visited this restaurant twice during our holiday in Paphos, Our first visit here was fine with decent food and an efficient & friendly waiter, and if I was rating this restaurant based on that first visit I would probably give it 4 out of 5. So therefore we were indeed tempted to go back again for another meal here a few days later- however our second visit to this place was an absolute disaster!
Firstly, the friendly waiter who we had met a few nights earlier must have been on his day off, and instead we were 'greeted' by a rather abrupt man who seemed to find it an inconvenience that we had just walked into the restaurant! I ordered the home made steak pie and chips and my partner ordered the lasagna....however the waiter returned to our table a few moments later to abruptly inform us that 'The lasagna isn't ready, so why don't you have moussaka instead'. My partner decided to opt for spaghetti bolognese.
There were only 2 other tables of diners in that night, so our meals arrived pretty swiftly. However, my steak pie was very unappealing and a total let down, the meat was tough and chewy complete with very hard and dry pastry. But if I thought my meal was bad, then my partners spaghetti bolognese was an absolute joke! It arrived in a bowl already covered in a big heap of cheese....and after a few mouthfuls of her meal she discovered exactly why the chef had piled all the cheese onto the greasy minced beef- to try and hide the fact there was no sauce whatsoever in the meal! Clearly the spaghetti bolognese wasn't 'ready' either then, so why did the chef feel the need to serve up this disgusting rubbish! Needless to say my partner left her 'bolognese' sitting in the bowl and I left most of my meal too.
I guess this just goes to show that you can have a completely different 'experience' in the same restaurant within a few days. What a shame Veranda.
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