My first experience at Sands when it changed from The Bleak House pub was dreadful and I really hated it.
I revisited, finally, and have to say that I really struggle to understand why there are so many good reviews.
The staff were pretty useless; the menus were confusing and limited and the quality of food was very average. I can agree with other reviewers about the shared dessert plate - that was the best bit by a long way - obviously the chef specialises in or prefers this part.
Value for money was fairly good and one of the staff did his best, but overall it's not somewhere I shall rush to return to unless I have an incurable desire for nothing but a plate of sweet things.
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