My brother in law, nephew and I booked a table here after not visiting for few years as we had heard good things about the food.
Table was booked for 5:00pm on Sunday 4th Aug, and we strolled up from Lower Largo on a beautiful afternoon.
The car park was busy and the restaurant aprx' half full.
We were shown to our table and given menus, all three of them! Al a carte, Sunday roast special, and the Chefs Weekend Special. Drinks were ordered and we looked over the menus.
The Sunday Roast was fantastic value at only £10:95 and looking around the rest of the rest of the tables was obviously proving popular with holiday folks & locals alike.
This is where we went wrong!
We ordered from a mix if the menus and the food took 45 minutes to arrive!
My prawns in garlic and a herb sauce on rice was mediocre at best. The small prawns, all 5 of them, were ok but the rice was totally bland and I had to add salt, which I almost never do, to give it any sort of taste. If the sauce the prawns were cooked in had been poured into the dish it would have probably been fine. I then had pork belly with Stornaway black pudding and a duck egg. As there were no accompaniments we ordered fat chips & onion rings for sides, but when the food eventually arrived, a large dish of assorted veg appeared. Enough to feed a small army.
The black pudding & duck egg were fabulous, but the pork belly was cut thin, and as a result was tough and chewy at best. The accompanying sauce was in a small pouring pot but was too hot to pick up, and with a film over the sauce had probably been under a hot lamp for far too long?
My brother in law ordered lamb shank, was given lamb cutlets, but as they appeared ok accepted them as we had waited so long and said they were fine.
My nephew was impressed with the steak pie.
The waitresses were young and obviously very inexperienced but I must add very pleasant and tried to be helpful.
Didn't know what bottled or draught beers they had. Turned out two of each. But did know they served Pepsi as opposed to Coke.
I would suggest they should cut out at least one of the 3 menus, or even, on a Sunday, stick with the Sunday Roast, as it was obvious we threw the kitchen into disarray deviating from this.
We would go back, being prepared for a lengthy wait, and would probably stick to the Sunday Roast, if going on a Sunday?
Great value for families.
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