What is it they say ' Location, location, location', well this place has one of the nicest locations possible, the views are amazing.
To me first impressions count and at the Deep cove chalet I was greeted by crumbs from the previous diner on my chair and a stained napkin folded on my table.The great views also failed to distract from the aged decor and retirement home smell that permeated the air.
During the course of our meals the male waiter managed to spill wine onto my butter dish and over the butter and the female waitress whisked my partners plate away so fast that she showered my partner in crumbs......I guess that explains why my chair was covered ! My partner tried to excuse these actions saying " They are only kids ", when you are paying the prices this place charges sloppy service should not be excused.
I began with Lobster Bisque as my appy, I had always been under the impression that this soup was meant to be creamy, this version was not and tasted just like the water they had used to cook the persons lobster in on the opposite table. Please don't let this put you off as I'd not had Lobster Bisque in quite a few years so my opinion could be wrong !
I then had the hot avocado salad, this was actually pretty good. The two large scallops and two large prawns were cooked to perfection, no complaints with this meal.
For my main I'd opted for the Fillet of beef. Now I'd requested it medium rare and in my opinion it came out very medium, not a hint of red in sight and as they failed to supply me with a steak knife cutting through it was often tricky. As steaks go this was still pretty good though, very tasty.
The down side to the main was the veg, at least I think they were veg, being so small it ws quite hard to tell. I actually felt bad for eating my single carrot as it was so thin and tiny, the stalk at the top was the largest part. I wanted to plant him back in the garden so he could grow into a real carrot ! Arranged around my plate was also what appeared to be a small teaspoon of spinach, small teaspoon of swede and roast potato type object. The potato type object looked as if it had been dropped on the floor and danced on by the chef before being re-heated and placed on my plate. it even made my mother-in-laws potatoes look good !
My review might sound a little mean but when you are paying upwards of $200 for a meal for two I expect better than this. I'm actually glad I can't afford to eat at restaurants such as this on a regular basis as I can visit my local pub maybe four times for the same cost and always come away feel very satisfied.