When we eat out in Liverpool city centre it will inevitably be for a special occasion. We've never wanted to make a fuss of the event though, and have never before drawn any attention to whatever special occasion it may have been.
This time however, our daughter booked the reservation online and included "Mum's 50th Birthday" at the point where it asked her "was it a special event"?
Then when we arrived at the restaurant the pleasant girl who greeted us commented straight away on the fact it was a birthday celebration.
So we were sort of expecting them to do something about the fact it was indeed my wife's 50th birthday.
But it was never mentioned again, no freebies, no fuss, no nothing.
Now I should point out we were not remotely bothered by this, and as I've already said, we don't normally want any fuss anyway. But it was certainly a bit strange the way they went to the trouble to ask the question, then mention it again when we got there, then follow it up with nothing.
Why bother asking the question in the first place?
Anyway, the place is nice and has a great menu with lots of stuff I'd like to have tried even before we got to the main part of the menu. So many bread, cheese, olive and charcuterie options, all of which sounded really good.
But all of us in our party of four went for the usual starter and main meal option. We all agreed it was decent enough, but nothing special, but we did recieve excellent service from the young man who dealt with us.
The wine and beers were good and reasonably priced, which helped with the poor atmosphere in the place, though that was nothing to do with the restaurant itself. It was a freezing cold, snowy, post Christmas Sunday night and not many people were out anywhere to be honest, and we were the only people in the place for the last hour or so of our visit.
We would go back, but we'd think carefully about what we choose from the extensive menu because as I already said, there was plenty on it that looked really tempting.
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