Went to this hotel for a relative's 40th birthday lunch and nothing was bad but everything was just a little below par. When I arrived I was very impressed with the building, outside looked smart and there was a boutique feel to the place as you entered. Small bar area was a little crowded and the waitress (who was very quiet and almost shy) said that they didn't stock beers. No matter the wine was good and the bar area was full of interesting things, it was like being in your Nan's front room. Through to the dining room which was bright, clean and spacious. Now at first I thought it was well decorated but then we all noticed some of the art work by a local artist called Emma Tallboys, now I'm not against any art but things need to be appropriate for the location and to be frank some of the images were a little disturbing and looked like advertising stills from Chuckie VI: 'The Death Dolls are Coming'. There were children in the group and these were not exactly a pleasure to look at under the circumstances, having said that in the right location Emma's work would have been very thought provoking. The lunch was good but not spectacular, the service very understated and overall it was a good time.
I just think that there were several little things that could have been better, overall good but things to work on but especially the art on display.
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