One fine sunday The Truffle Pig decided to wander to the Oasis Cafe', Cafe' Oasis or Oasis Bistro and Wine Room (depending which website you read) to quaff a chilled glass of Savignon Blanc. It was a fine sunny day with a mild breeze and it seemed the perfect spot by the beautiful blue green of the sea looking out over Bowleaze Bay and Weymouth. With my fine lady in tow we set off for our first preliminary visit to what has been described as Weymouth's best kept secret.
Before wandering in to the 'cafe' as I will call it, as it didn't really look like a bistro. We had to scale part of the sea wall before descending down to the entrance door. There was also another door which could be accessed from the car park at the other side. Not impossible but I would say awkward from a less abled or wheelchair users point of view. Once in the atmosphere was definitely cafe' not bistro but seeing as it was the afternoon and not very busy you could excuse that. Clean, tidy but cold and bland decor met the eye. Perhaps candles and strategic lighting would bistrofy the room in the evenings? We were met by the gaze of a youngish girl at the counter. No hello but just an awkward pregnant pause and then, well just more gazing. I enquired whether we could get served to which she pointed to the right hand side of the counter and said 'that side'. Not rude but vacant is how I would describe her manner. So undeterred we moved along the very narrow gap between the tables and the counter. Perusing the wine selection it seemed well thought out and had a good choice. I chose a Sav Blanc as planned and my good lady a refreshing Rose'. The girl behind this part of the counter did manage a smile but this might have been when she said 'we only serve this by the glass' pointing to some Spanish plonk strapped into a stowells type wine dispenser. I wasn't in the mood for beer, tea or coffee so dissappointed I had a malt whiskey and Ice served in what can only be described as a grotty little glass. My good lady tried the house red and we'll say no more about that. Not to be beaten we went outside and sat at the pub tables outside, which were dirty and in need of restoration.
So in summary if the Truffle Pig were in charge of this place which has a beautiful outlook and adequate building. I would smarten up the outside. Bit of cleaning and may be blue paint on the tables instead of the 1970's pub flaky varnish wouldn't go amiss. Perhaps a few round ones might break up the monotony. I would serve a select few of fine wines by the glass as to call oneself a wine room and only serve Spanish plonk by the glass is what I would call naughty. A little customer relations training might help the young ones out front and perhaps de-caffinating the decor inside in a bistrofying way might help the ambience. Perhaps when The Truffle Pig samples the night routine it may have improved. For now not so much of an Oasis but more of a Blur!
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