We arrived on Sunday evening shortly before 6pm. We were told it would be a 40 minute wait for a table but when a staff member noticed my crutch he offered to seat us downstairs in the bar. It was only about 15 minutes before our order was taken in the end.
Overall the food was ok. Steaks were cooked about right but my pepper sauce was gloopy and oily and wasn't very peppery. The fries were soggy and the tobacco onions were chunky and very salty, nothing like any tobacco onions I've had before. My mum ordered duck which was meant to come with colcannon but instead she got the same cheddar and bacon mash that my husband had with his steak. She reported that the bacon just didn't go with the duck and the lack of sauce made the whole meal very dry.
We also had to wait 10 minutes before we were given steak knives which wasn't ideal.
The desserts were just ok. The creme anglaise that was meant to accompany my mum's dessert turned out to be good old Ambrosia. The Oreo cheesecake was rather heavy and stodgy.
I wouldn't be in a hurry to get back! The general feeling from what we ate was that the people at the Tannery are trying to offer overly complicated and possibly pretentious food and perhaps if they took a step back towards the basics the quality would be much better. The menu was quite expansive and could probably be scaled back without being detrimental.
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