It all started so well. Having had a lovely meal here previously, we thought we'd treat ourselves to a Bank Holiday Monday lunch. After a very warm welcome, an interesting chat with the two lovely girls serving and a pre-lunch drink we were ready to order. I'd been heard to comment that I didn't fancy the combination of scallops with sun blush tomato and asparagus, and was offered them cooked how I would like. Simply cooked with butter and lemon does it for me, so I happily opted for this starter. My husband ordered the lambs kidneys, oyster mushrooms, pancetta and a wholegrain mustard sauce in a small pastry case. My three large scallops were beautifully cooked and tasty. The kidneys were another thing all together. They weren't trimmed properly and one of them ewas raw in the middle; the pancetta was large lumps of fatty meat and the sauce completely overpowered everything. In fact, it was making my husband's eyes water it was so acidic! Stupidly, we didn't back this item. At this point, there was only other table in the whole restaurant that was occupied by a family of about 8, whose little darlings were allowed to loudly charge in and out of the room at will. None of the adults made any attempt to calm them down. The two waitresses then started organizing tables near us for a large party. We consequently sat there with our starter plates in front of us for nigh on 15 minutes before they were cleared. Our mains were fish and chips and sea bass (instead of sole which wasn't available) fillets with a cajun crust and pesto dressing. Well, my two sea bass fillets had a slight red tinge with no cajun crust apparent and an extremely oily unpleasant pesto dressing. This was accompanied by very sorry looking boiled vegetables, the worst being the collapsed string beans. The cod and chips, well this was horrendous! A large wedge shape of batter with what looked like a dark brown nuked spring roll attached to one end of it. When the batter was cut, the fish inside was watery. The "chunky chips" were huge blocks of dark brown potato that had been cooked to within an inch of their lives. We both ate some of our food as we were starving by then; I only managed to eat half my fish by pinching some of the tartare sauce to counteract the dreadful oiliness, most of the cod and chips were left, and my cat had a full "doggy bag". For the price we were paying, the food could have been and should have been top notch. I can only imagine the head chef was off that day and someone was filling in for them. Sorry, it was disgraceful.
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