The food was really of a very high standard: fresh ingredients and nicely presented.
The starters were especially good. The prawn bisque was excellent and I would give 10 out of 10 for the risotto with basil oil (and that IS a compliment, as I am generally very reluctant to give top marks for anything).
The pork fillet with prunes was good, albeit not really my taste. The lamb shanks were not bad, but I will admit that you are quite limited what you can do with them and the caramelised onions were superb.
The waitress did her job perfectly - always there when needed but otherwise totally unobtrusive.
HOWEVER, two things went a long way to spoiling the overall experience: one was the criminal use of bottled dressing on the spinach salad (completely unacceptable in a restaurant of this calibre).
The other was the extremely rude reaction of the maitre d' when we presented a discount card on paying the bill. Again, totally unacceptable and her snotty, arrogant behaviour really left a dirty taste in our mouth.
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