My husband and I have recently purchased a condo in Dunedin. We have been to The Living Room on multiple occasions for lunch, even before purchasing our new place. A few weeks ago, my brother and his family were here and I suggested we have lunch there with my parents & uncle… everyone totally enjoyed it and the food was fabulous.
The night before they were flying back home, we decide to try dinner. I had been told by a waiter that the dinner menu was completely different and tapas style (share everything). Well, different it was. My sister in law had to complain to the waiter regarding a huge plate of "supposed" ribs that her daughter had ordered. I can't quite remember, but I think there was nothing else but a mountain of ribs on the plate, no sides whatsoever. According to both parents and my niece, they were mostly fat and disgusting in taste. The good thing was that the waiter did take it off the bill. Another issue was her sister's plate. She had ordered chicken tenders off the kids menu. None of us could believe it when the plate arrived and there was enough chicken to feed at least two adults and absolutely nothing else in the plate. We all looked at each other and thought how can anyone even think that it's a good thing to only serve meat as a meal to a child. Remember, this was not a tapas, this came off the kids menu.
As for the rest of us, our plates were ok, but, we all agreed that some of us could make much better tasting meals ourselves. It was pretty plain in taste. The other thing we agreed on was their idea of tapas. Personally, none of our plates were really prepared as a plate meant for sharing. In our case, my sister in law and I had decided to share. We took one of the chicken plates… it came with two small pieces of chicken (less than the kids plate). It was ok, but the idea is that you're suppose to put your plates in the middle of the table and share. The only way this could have been shared would have been to cut it in small bite size pieces. Isn't that what tapas are usually all about?
In conclusion, I am giving a rating of average because I would rate their dinners as terrible, but their lunches as excellent. I still would recommend this restaurant, but do not go for dinner, go for lunch… try their green fried tomato sandwich, their ruben, their soups or salads… I've tried them all and they truly have unique and wonderful tastes.
Not quite sure how they can generally make your tastebuds jump for joy at lunch, but make you wish you had picked a better restaurant for dinner… this was pretty much the discussion we had at the dinner table that night.
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