I had read previous tripadvisor reviews about this restaurant, and the general consensus was to avoid breakfast. I was staying at the adjoining Travelodge and, bearing the reviwes I had read in mind, I avoided breakfast at this place, and instead had my evening meal there.
Well, where do I start. I walked in and although there were two members of staff talking to eachother at the bar, neither of them came over to seat me. I waited for a couple of minutes, and then seated myself. At this point some sour-faced woman broke away from her conversation and attended to me. She snapped that I was sitting at a table for four - there were only 5 other people in the place. Nevertheless I moved tables at her request.
I had a menu thrown in front of me without a single word. After a further 15 minutes (yes fifteen) she returned to take my drinks order. Then another waitress came to take my food order, with the sour-faced one stood behind her.
I asked for the Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato salad. I got a blank look, and was told that they couldn't do that. When I pointed out that it was on the menu, the woman stood behind retorted that I meant the Caprece salad.
This was then served in a matter of seconds, it has clearly been pre-prepared and just waiting for me to order. I'm not sure how long it had been sitting for but the mozzarella was almost runny.
Skip now to the end of the meal. I had to ask to pay the bill, because their lack of attentiveness had failed to see that i had finished. They brought over the bill, and then failed to notice that I had produced a credit card. Again I asked if I could pay.
Perhaps at this point given everything else that had happened, I should have asked if they accepted AMEX cards. The girl appeared completely perplexed when I handed her this card, the same sort of look as if I had handed her a hand grenade. She laughed and said I don't think we can accept this in this country.
I eventually settled up on a different card, and left the restaurant with the two female waitresses sharing a joke between themselves.
This was an appalling excuse for a restaurant, I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. The food was below average, and the attitude of the staff was contemptuous.
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