My husband and I went in on Sunday, just around lunch time. The place was packed -- it was 1/2 fish and chips day. We decided, despite the value offered by the half price deal, we were going to order something else. I ordered the Chicken Fajita Salad, and he ordered the Beef & Guinness Pie.
My salad was... fine. Nothing spectacular, but nothing horrible either. The salsa it came with wasn't fresh made -- it was typical, jarred (and cold) salsa, but again... not entirely unexpected.
The issue was my husband's lunch. Came smothered in gravy. You couldn't tell what it was. Then we discovered why: The pie was burnt. And not just a little burnt.. blackened. The meat inside the pastry was tough, and burnt. And then smothered in gravy, hoping we wouldn't notice. Well, we noticed.
When we brought up to the waitress, she said "Oh, I wondered why there was so much gravy on it....". Sigh.
She did kindly offer another meal for my husband, and which point he simply said "I'll try the fish and chips special". Again, not thrilled -- the grease was old, clearly, and the fish and chips both over oily and cold when they arrived at our table.
At that point, we asked for the bill -- and both the fish and chips and the uneaten Steak & Guinness pie were on the bill. The waitress ultimately took the pie off, but it did make it seem like it was a favour. Unfortunately, this was enough to make us decide we won't be back.
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