I had wondered why this restaurant was only ranked 91 in Wellington. Well, now I know. We had visited the place before and had an agreeable meal. On trying it again, our experience was altogether different.
Firstly, we found the well lauded wine list very complicated and difficult to follow.
One of our entrees was crab and avocado in a wrap. If there was any crab in there it was difficult to find and almost impossible to taste. The calamari, however was well cooked and plentiful.
For the main course we ordered steak and pork belly.The steak was bland and one would expect a great deal better from a restaurant of this supposed quality.The pork belly was much better and was well cooked with interesting ingredients
However it was at this stage that the next table to us became occupied. It was an elevated table with high stools and occupied by a gentleman wearing hipster jeans which, when he sat down, revealed copious amounts of naked buttocks just a few feet from our faces. Totally unacceptable to allow such a person to occupy a table such as this in what was supposed to be a quality restaurant. When we expressed our disgust to the staff, the man was approached and he moved around to the other side of his table.However he was still looking down on us from his elevated position and it was quite impossible for us to continue our meal in such circumstances. We decided to get up and go and then discovered the astonishing truth, the person was the owner of the restaurant !!..! I am still speechless and will write no more.
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