With 2 Chef Hats to its credit, our hopes were high for a good dining experience. These were rather dented on arrival, following a fellow guest dressed in shorts and flip-flops. Dress code casual? Maybe means something different in Australia.
Once seated service can best be described as patchy. At one extreme the sommelier was almost telepathic in knowing when to top up glasses, while at the other, trying to flag down a passing waiter was mostly an exercise in futility.
However, the biggest issue concerned food preparation. As a side dish we ordered snow peas. It was immediately apparent that the ''strings'' had not been removed. The dish was taken back to the kitchen and, without a further word, a green salad was brought to the table as an alternative.
I'm not sure what was worse, poorly prepared peas or a kitchen attitude that seems to be ''we can't be bothered to do it right, so give them a salad and see if they go away''. Such arrogance is breathtaking. Basically, we left at this stage.
The place does have a certain vibe and possibly could be good. However, the consistency of service is lacking and the kitchen needs to understand that a restaurant is for customers, not chefs egos.
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