Visited on a Saturday evening in early December for a family celebration. The restaurant has been refurbished and was very busy, so it was a good job we’d booked in advance. There was a few minutes’ delay waiting for the table, but nothing to get upset about. After being shown to our table the drinks order was taken promptly and they arrived quickly, we then made our way to the carvery.
There was a choice of five meats and all looked very good. We were served quickly and with a reasonable amount of meat (though while we were in the queue the server changed and the new one was noticeably more generous than her predecessor).
There was a decent choice of vegetables and all were well presented – nothing looked either soaked to mush or dried up, the twin evils of carvery veg!
Various gravies and sauces were available on a side-table, though this could have done with a clean-up as there was congealed gravy spilled around on the table and down the sides of the containers which made it all look less than appetising.
Back at the table, everyone tucked into the food and the consensus was “very good”. All the meats were moist and tender and the vegetables well cooked and acceptably hot. Afterwards we sampled a range of desserts and once again, there were no complaints about the food.
The only niggle was that during the refurbishment, someone had decided to put “artworks” consisting of displays of cutlery on the walls. Each is encased in an acrylic box which projects about 15cm from the wall. This is all very well, except that they’re directly above some of the bench seats and at just the right height to ensure that people sitting on those seats (me, for instance) bash their heads on them every time they sit up straight! We made our views on this silliness known to the management so maybe something will have been done about them.
Overall, then, a good meal. Not 5-star quality but at six quid a head for the main course you can’t expect that. We all left well-fed and happy and would definitely return.
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