I first visited the Plum Pudding in the middle of March this year, and I have to say, I walked away feeling very impressed with the place.
I therefore decided to bring some of my business associates there for a meeting last Thursday. Upon walking in our group were greeted with the same warm reception that I had received on my previous visit. The staff were warm and friendly and the overall atmosphere of the place was homely.
We were quickly shown to a table and decided to place our order quickly as we didn't have a lot of time on our hands on the day in question. We made sure this was communicated to the waitress in the hope this would ensure a speedy service. I decided on the pollo alla piemontese as I simply adore chicken, the other 3 members of my group decided to go for the cannelloni, pesce tricolore and lasagne.
After waiting for our meals for a grand total of 75 minutes they finally arrived, and what a dissapointment! My chicken was cold and contained enough hairs that I could have fashioned a wig out of them. The cannelloni was bland and lacked flavour, while the lasagne was over cooked and hard as a rock. The pesce tricolore was just about par.
We decided to leave most of the meals asked for the bill and left.
Overall I would put the food up there with some of the worst culinary experiences I have ever had and I am very disappointed that a restaurant that I originally saw as a diamond in the rough has let me down so badly. It's a shame as the front of house service was second to none, just let down by the abysmal food on this particular day.
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