We visited ASK for the very first time on the 9th of Feb, this was our very first visit to ASK and I was really looking forward to it as Italian is my favourite food.
We went to ask as a large party for a family engagement celebration they put us all upstairs I think they forgot about us as we were not offered drinks for ages and when we ordered our food the starter took at least a hour and a half.
Myself and my partner had mushroom al forno ... It was vile, but I was that hungry I ate. The mushrooms were tasteless like they had been boiled in water and then there was two soggy triangle pieces if bread that looked like they shared one slice of bread out with everyone that had a al forno. Our two friends that shared our tab had a salami sharing platter they were not impressed with theirs either although it looked better than ours.
Inbetween all this we were not offered more drinks and had to ask a member of staff.
For my main meal I had seabass there were no mushrooms in the dish the sauce was like water and the 2 boiled potatoes were hard... Not impressed at all it's not hard to boil potatoes. My partner had calzone which you can't really go wrong you can get a pizza just as good out of asda on the make your own counter. Our friends also didn't have a good experience with theirs with the one also having hard boiled potatoes.
Still we hadn't been offered a drink. Anyway that was the end of our meal we asked for the bill and I'm glad we didn't have another drink as your prices for drink are disgusting £6:15 for a bottle of the large peroni (which I think it's either just under a pint or just over)
Bottle of wine £17 not too bad but I'd say bit too pricey.
So we pay our bill which was £55 per couple which we thought was well over priced for the quality and quantity of food we had plus service which is another thing ASK added a service charge of I think 12% Disgusting .... A TIP should be left at the customers discretion not added on the bill it is rude. I work in a industry where tips are given I would never ask for a tip or add it to the receipt without the customers say so I find it very rude and insulting especially after the 'service' we received.
So as a first time customer to ASK there is no way I would go back.