We went to the Village Tea Room, as per the recommendation of the hotel where we staying. My girlfriend called ahead of time and made a reservation for 6:45PM. We actually arrived early around 6:30PM and were squeezed into a small table in the back corner of the dining room, at which time they gave us dinner menus and two glasses of water.
Another couple, who did not have reservations came in shortly after our arrival and was seated at a prime table right by the window. There were two comfortable tables available that were not being used, but were not given to parties of two just in case a foursome showed up. None did and we continued to wait.
Within minutes, the other couple ordered a bottle of wine. I know this because their bottle of wine was accidentally delivered to our table, by which I believe, was the owner. She didn’t even inquire if we needed anything. At this point no one had even come by to take our drink order, including the owner. After 25 minutes of my girlfriend and I being ignored, we watched, in disbelief, the waitress take the dinner order of the other couple. She never turned around to acknowledge us. At 7:00PM we walked out of the restaurant.
Although I cannot comment about the food, the menu did look interesting. However, the service was not only bad, it was non-existent. In our opinion, service is the cornerstone of a good restaurant. The Village Tea Room sadly disappointed.
P.S. The restaurant had my girlfriend’s cell number – but never called to inquire why we left.
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