My partner and I had been looking forward to this meal all day. In the past the service had been a bit slow but due to the amount of people and just the amount of food that can come out of a small kitchen. We arrived at the lion and told we could be seated straight away. We ordered and waited about 20-25 mins for the starters. I had the smoked salmon and prawns and she had the garlic mushrooms. Dishes that do not take ages. They tasted nice but just waited to long. They had a lot of staff serving so it was the kitchen that seemed slow. The main meals came I had chops and mash and mint gravy. She had chicken. The mash had no taste and was lumpy, what's hard about a nob of butter and a dash of milk and mash it up. The two chops where very small and like rubber. In the past when we have been here its good home cooking and you feel full after the meal. Not this time.....
The veg came long bits of carrots and a but of sad colliflower and six or seven garden peas hiding In the bottom of the bowl. This was for the two of us. We complained to a member of staff who seemed to take it personally and said would tell the chef. They never came back and said sorry or gave an answer. I paid the bill which had been reduced but no explanation given to me why or a "sorry" you have not enjoyed your meal. Back to the smaller than child size portion of a meal for a main. I went home and made a meal at home. When I go out for a meal I do not care about the cost, I want a good home cooked meal that is tasty and fills you up. And when you leave you can comment on how nice it was. Not how poor it was and look forward getting home to get a decent meal. The table opposite us seemed not to happy either leaving a burger untouched. We both said it will be a while before we go back.
What's happened red lion you used to be a place I looked forward to going to. ?????
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