We've been here on numerous occasions and thoroughly enjoyed it.The food has always been excellent but now we ask ourselves what has gone wrong.
We were greeted really well when we arrived and shown to our table.Things went downhill from then on.There were only 6 customers in when the 3 of us arrived so we expected to be reasonably well looked after.How mistaken we were.
The menu was a Christmas menu with 5 choices of starters and 5 choices of Mains but there were 2 salmon dishes and 2 Risotto dishes.I asked if there was an A La Carte menu but was told no.( About 1 hour later we saw a lady eating mussels which were not on our menu,strange to say the least).
However we ordered a salmon and linguine starter which took 35 minutes to arrive and it was quite bland.The sauce was very runny but should have had much more consistency to it as it should have held on to the linguine.
We then had to wait a further 45 minutes for our mains.The food was ok(just) apart from the vegetables which were not aldente but almost raw.We gave up after this because we couldn't wait a further how many minutes for a sweet and what sort of a mess this would be so we decided to leave.
I went to pay the bill hoping to speak to the manager but he/she was nowhere to be seen,only a young lady who obviously only wanted to take my money and she never even asked if everything was ok for us.I really couldn't be bothered anymore so just left knowing we wouldn't be returning again but would be telling all our friends were not to go for a meal as it was a disaster.
It was such a shame as we always thought of this restaurant as good to go for a special occasion but alas no.
My wife commented to me this morning that when she went to a carvery last week she only paid £6 and the quality was far superior (and they are not known to be so good).We paid 3 times that for 3 times worse food.
On the bright side the location is one we thoroughly enjoyed.
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