I reserved online (four of us) using their booking system and was reminded via email that the table needed to be freed 2 hours after we'd eaten. The restaurant called to confirm and again reminded of the 2 hour rule. On arrival, the laconic chappy on reception again reminded that the table was only for two hours. Frankly, I don't care if restaurants want their tables back two hours later. That depends on the quality of service and fare.
This place likes itself and we wanted to also. First timers all of us and went on a recommendation. This isn't cos we are uncool, it's cos we are busy people with reasonable expectations. The menu looked great. We all chose one small plate as starter (average £6 a play) and one larger (average £15). All the starters pitched well but the delivery was not great. Rabbit and savoy cabbage tasted of nothing, the foccacia was dry and everything was over powered by the berry thing that covered the terrine. Others had similar feedback on their's, deep fried duck egg was bland, the croquettes with chroizo were bland and the copped liver was bland. There were no flavours!!!
The mains were more successful but just about. The lamb tagine had two tiny pieces of lamb. The wagyu beef came out good, but the wasabi peas were cold. The roast chicken sounded good, but was too fusioney to work, spoilt by a chewy savoury granola... so wrong.
Price-wise the place is right but the sum of the parts leaves a bit missing.
Oh and the table wasn't needed when we left 1 and 3/4 hours later.
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