Lunch today for five, pre lunch bubbles being a celerbration muns 79 b day, $30 bottle of bubbles which was fine glasses served were dirty lip stick around the rim not good enough. Moved to dinning room , pleasant enough, pre breads were good. 2 trout and three duck as mains. Fine dining it is not. Paper covering the table very off putting. My napkin was dirty and stained. The duck was tuff and unable to be cut by the knife supplied, needed a steak knife to get close, not good enough for duck. My mother being diabetic had to eat so my brother cut her duck up into small portions because she was unable to do it. I complained to the staff and sent 2 duck back. We were then informed this is the way it was done Again not good enough for apparently "fine dinning" there are a lot better places to dine in Newcastle. This is the second time I have dinned at Carrington Place the first 2 year ago the second today, the first was a great night beautiful food, today the second was disgusting and over priced. It is a shame that me being a local to Carrington, and trying to suport locally would feel so disheartened about such a beautiful venue. I did not stay inn house.