We have visited this restaurant several times, and usually found it absolutely wonderful. Very nice setting, excellent food, and great service.
However, on today's visit there were a few minor issues. Firstly, there was a piano being played in the lounge. We were in that room when waiting for our table. The piano was not being played very well, and I found the noise of the piano a bit irritating (drowning out our conversation).
We were presented with a Sunday Lunch menu, printed especially for that day (the date printed on the menu), yet it did not specify what the soup of the day was. The waitress taking our order did not make this clear either (or maybe I would have heard her had it not been for the piano).
When we got to our table, the food came soon after. The food possibly wasn't quite as nice on today's visit as it has been on previous visits. Also, the waiting staff were not very obliging when it came to taking orders for further drinks. Staff were not as attentive as they usually are.
For some reason the dessert took nearly half an hour to arrive after we had ordered it. This waiting time is not really acceptable. Also, my cheesecake came with rum and raison ice cream as opposed to vanilla (which was specified on the menu). I cannot stand rum and raison ice cream. Fortunately the waiter changed that for me. Though I do see it as quite a controvertial move serving rum and raison ice cream when vanilla is specified. Not everybody likes rum and raison (I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't).
Overall I would say this restaurant is fantastic. As stated above, the food, service and atmosphere are second to none. It was just unfortunate that today's visit did not quite live up to that.
I'm sure I will be back, and hopefully next time things will be back to normal.
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