We dined here recently and the only positive I can offer is the view. The staff (apart from the young girl who seated us) were condescending, the service was extremely slow and our table had herb crumbs left on it by previous guests that the waiters had not bothered to clear. The food was awful. The brown bread was nasty, the white bread was stale and our amuse bouche was a smoothie !!! The wine, (a Pouilly Fume at 61 euro) had a nasty flowery bouquet. I ordered the crab mornay for starters (although the waiter did try to deter me from this). I received a bowl of melted cheese with a few flakes of crab floating in it that I ate with a spoon as it was pure liquid and the crab consisted of little flakes strewn within the soup. If you like cheese soup you might enjoy this, however I was expecting crab with melted cheese on top and this was not it !!!! My partner's squid was just short of sour and very unappetising. I ordered the sole for a main course. I asked for my meuniere sauce on the side and I was told that this was unnecessary as the sole would be flash grilled with just a tiny bit of sauce. Two members of our party both received overcooked sole improperly prepped, with grey tinges on the edges and literally swimming in sauce. My main course left me with such an unpleasant sensation of butter all over my mouth that I could hardly wait to get home to brush the fat away. Another member of our group ordered prawns (37 euro) and received a small bowl of tiny little prawns, each about a centimetre in diameter, again swimming in butter. The vegetables were also overcooked, inappropriate for what we ordered and again, swimming in butter. We skipped dessert, we had had enough - it would probably have given us heart attacks anyway !!!! Our bill for 2 starters, 3 mains, a bottle of wine and water came to over 200 euro and I feel positively cheated. We do not dine out often and when we do, we expect value for money, courtesy, service and good food even if it comes with a price. In the King Citric, favouritism is alive and well. The hype is wrong, the service is appalling, the food is overcooked, improperly prepped and drowning in butter and the value is nil. Unfortunately, here is nothing positive I can say about this restaurant - and I will leave it at that !!!!!
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