After arriving in Yarmouth late and having not eaten anything, a quick Google search turned up Yarmouth House as a local eatery within walking distance so off we went. First impressions were not great, the restaurant had been filled with very kitsch Halloween decor, but it was the food we were there for so overlooked this. However, the manageress greeting us clearly looked like she didn't want to be there and could be heard muttering frustrations under her breath ("Man, it just never ends..." etc).
Still, after being sat down we were presented with a VERY extensive Homestyle menu, by Taylor our waiter. This is where one of the stars comes from as Taylor was incredibly pleasant, patient and willing to help, and seemed to spend most of the evening apologising to clients for others mistakes. I ordered a the Au Poivre Burger and my fiance ordered the meatloaf, although in truth there were many things which caught our eye. The service was fairly quick, but unfortunately the food was not up to scratch. At first I was served the regular cheeseburger not the one with peppercorn sauce and different fillings. I asked for it to be changed and naturally Taylor was very apologetic. A few minutes later I had the correct burger, but unfortunately it was sitting in a near-lake of gloopy peppercorn sauce (which frankly, was very strange tasting). There was so much sauce that I was forced to be polite and eat the burger with knife and fork instead of getting into a mess trying to pick it up. The cynic in me wondered if the amount of sauce was a response to me sending back the original burger, either way I wish I hadn't bothered!
The meatloaf was no better either, and again a very rich stodgy sauce was the main culprit, which also had its own very "unique" flavour. I can't quite put my finger on what the taste was, but it certainly wasn't shallots as advertised. In fact it was downright bad.
Things picked up a little for dessert, and this is where the second star comes from. My fiance ordered the Mudslide Sundae, I had the apple crumble, and we certainly couldn't complain about portion sizes - they were huge! They were also really good, although the crumble had a little too much caramel sauce for my liking making it incredibly sweet, but that's a personal preference and I couldn't possibly hold it against them.
When the cheque arrived I have to say we were pretty disappointed, it was an expensive meal we really hadn't enjoyed the main course. However, it's hard to recommend any other nearby places above Yarmouth House, as so far our experience of West Yarmouth is that it's not conducive to fine dining.
Pros: Very good waiting staff, great desserts (hence the two stars).
Cons: Unwelcoming hostess, disgusting and poor quality entrees, a bit expensive.
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