This review is regarding the food and service at the Waterfront restaurant. There was a large party of us, about 16, celebrating a family birthday.
On arrival we had drinks in the bar are and waited for everybody to arrive, then were shown to the restuarant where the table was set ready for us, complete with wine, balloons and other table decorations that had been arranged. I would like to note that drinks are quite expensive at the bar as one of our party paid nearly £4 for two lime and sodas.
We all sat down and as we had pre-ordered our food, this came out quickly and efficently. Service was brilliant from the beginning. I had the battered brie starter, which was beautiful and an enjoyable change from the usual soup or salad starter. Others in our group enjoyed the soup, melon and prawn staters. We were also given a fresh, warm bread role as an appitiser.
For the main I chose to have roast beef. This was served via silver service (something you never see anymore) with huge yorkshire puddings and a selection of vegetables and roast potatos. Others in the group also throughly enjoyed the chicken and pork dishes. The only gripe I have with this was the gravy and condiments were poured onto my plate by the waiting staff, It might be picky but I love plenty of gravy, as did some others, therefore just leaving the jugs on the table would have been easiest instead of us asking for more all the time. Overall, this didn't affect the meal and everything was brought to us quickly so the food didn't go cold.
There was an excellent selection of puddings on offer. I chose the banoffee pie, which was to die for!! My Grandad enjoyed the lemon crunch pie and there was a good selection of ice creams. Coffee/Tea and mints were also served to us alongside dessert.
Overall, our experience was enjoyable and we felt welcomed by all the staff. Nothing was too much trouble and there were plenty of smiles!! After not having eaten here before, I will definately be coming back with my family!
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Thank you for your kind comments, we are always happy to see our Guests leaving happy and we will certainly hope to welcome you back to The Clarendon Hotel very soon!
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