Aquarelle has got a good reputation locally and having made a booking through the hotel and making our way by taxi we were assured we had made a good choice.
The welcome was good and the menu was explained to us.
We were then served literally 2 small ciabatta breads with an olive and tuna pâté at 2.75 euros each...!
We opted for the set menu and my wife had prawn and avocado salad and the trio of fish and I had the mushroom soup and a steak dish for main. The scallop in my wife's dish was not fresh and tasted awful and the steak dish was something out of Frankie & Benny's! Perhaps there are better options on the menu that we didn't choose but there was an air of disappointment throughout our meal.
Then the deserts came and the banoffie pie tasted ok but the Tarte Tartin was awful and I was shocked at how they could mess that up. It was almost baseless and smothered with a tangy apple compote, again not impressed!
I would have given 2 stars but the staff were friendly and attentive but more attention should be paid to ensure the quality of the dishes complement the smiles..
In the absence of potentially 'a bad day in the office' Aquarelle is perhaps worthy of a visit on the A La Carte Menu as it appears 'you get what you pay for' on the fixed price menu..
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