Having read lots of good reviews, we visited The Candlestick with eager anticipation. Sadly it delivered less than it promised. The food wasn't terrible by any means, but the decor looked very tired, and several dishes were already off the menu when we arrived at 8.30pm on a Saturday.
It's very much a country location, a mile or so from Essendon (certainly further than the 1/2 mile indicated on the village signpost!), and surrounded by fields.
Everyone's food was okay, without providing any cause for enthusiasm, and was matched by the service.
Perhaps our expectations were too high.
I'm sure we'll return to give it another try, but we're in no hurry to do so.
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