Recently visited the restaurant with a large party for my grandmas 80th. Obviously was meant to be a special occasion, it wasn’t.
I personally found the menu incredibly pretentious, which wouldn’t have mattered if the kitchen staff had been up for the challenge, they weren't. The portion size was ridiculous for the price, but would have ok if the flavour made up for it, it didn’t
I ordered a duck starter, although it looked pretty it was lacking in any sort of flavour, was just bland shredded meat squashed into a cylinder shape, unfortunately no other aspect of the dish made up for this, the menu said served with crackling, it could have been mistaken for a walnut.
On to the main course pork with apple and some other elements that I can’t remember, unfortunately as flavoursome as the first course. The side dish (costing £3 consisted of vegetables that had obviously been cooked and reheated in the microwave, badly)
The only redeeming factor of the whole experience was the desert, the brownie was lovely, however so if the chocolate pudding you can get at any local pub.
If I had been the only member of the party of 11 to have a meal that was unsatisfactory I would have written t off as a bad choice, unfortunately everyone had the same experience. So much so that we were all raving over the home made birthday cake, which was nice but at the end of the day was just a bit of Victoria sponge and shouldn’t have been the highlight of the evening.
also thought I would add that I am a student whose normal diet consists of oven pizza and spag boll (although I do cook) as such any restraunt should be an improvement, I do like good food and it is not my first experience of 'fine dining' both my parents are foodie types so it not that I didn’t know what to expect.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, and would advise the kitchen staff that they need to learn to season there food, and taste it before it leaves the kitchen for guests who are paying (quite allot for the experience)
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