Dined at the Old School House on our first night in Port Isaac. We were looking for a casual meal and thought that we would dine in the bar, choosing from the bar menu. We were advised by the bar attendant that we could dine in the main dining room but still choose and order from the bar menu.
We were then taken into the dining room and given a table for two on a raised platform area at one end of the dining room. The dining room was pleasantly decorated with a combination of a nautical theme and old time views of the village. The tables were situated relatively close to one another which enabled us to hear, virtually every word of the conversation between our rather loud neighbours at the next table, who were on a visit to Port Isaac, from across the Atlantic.Our food orders were taken immediately and our two main courses were served within a short time. My wife had chosen "crispy beer battered fish and chips with homemade tartar sauce"whilst I had ordered ""homemade beef burger in a toasted bap with mustard mayo, fried onions, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and chips", My wife was really enjoying her fish and chips until she felt a fish bone catch in her throat. Fortunately after several large gulps of her drink, the bone dislodged. My burger whilst large in size and quite filling was just average in presentation and taste.
The waitress who cleared our table was apologetic when told about the fish bone and said that she would report it to the chef. She did spend some time chatting to us about points of interest around Port Isaac and provided us with some quite useful advice for our visit.
In summary, nice dining room, pleasant staff, reasonable prices, average food.
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