We very much enjoyed our lunch at The Vine House. The food was just delicious. The chocolate terrine I could have eaten all over again. The whole meal was Masterchef quality. What let the restaurant done was the rather sterile atmosphere from the moment you enter. Whilst the staff were very pleasant and the restaurant was beautifully tidy and clean, it did take the first person who greeted us a while to relax and warm up. Perhaps the foot fall is quite low and so it takes them a while to warm up. By the end of the meal this person was much more relaxed. We also found the decor dated, from the chairs to the wall decoration to the loos, all of which you would expect to replicate the quality of the food. I think the furniture and wall decoration needs to be in keeping with the age of the property in a classy way. At the moment it is very 1980's and looks out of date.
All in all a superb meal only let down by the random decoration and slightly under confident service at first. Please make these changes as we would love to eat there again.
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