We were a group of 11 and when we booked we were told that they could not accommodate us at one table due to the layout of the restaurant. However, my husband and I arrived at the restaurant before the rest of the group and when we looked at the tables in the restaurant they were "normal" table that could easily be moved. Clearly table could be moved, but they wont!!!!! Without making a fuss we sat down at the table allocated to us. During the meal, our other table (a group of young adults : 23 - 26 years old) were told to please "keep it down" when a joke was made at the table and they all had a laugh. As far as the meal was concerned, we had the 5 course tasting menu and to be honest had it not being for the fact that we were treated like children at a nursery school by the F&B manager, it would have been extraordinary. It was obvious to us that the evening was about making sure we conformed to the rules rather than us enjoying the evening. I understand the whole thing about the "food experience" but I also know that a great meal is a combination of - food, wine, company, atmosphere and putting it all together making it an amazing experience. I was also a little irritated to find out at the end of the evening that the head chef was actually not even in the kitchen .... would have been nice to know when we made the booking!!!!!! A big thumbs up though for the waitrons, they were fantastic.
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