Dined on a dinner inclusive deal which is worth £29 for 2 people - you can have 3 courses from a set menu or dine from a la carte and have £29 taken from your bill.
Things started off well with a friendly waitress taking our order however negatives outweighed the positives.
*tables far to close together. We were a couple out for a romantic meal - sat next to a young family of 4. I could touch the girl that was sitting next to me she was so close and I could hear every word of their conversation/they could ours. Not the best way to spend a romantic meal when you are away for the night for a special occasion. I feel more thought could have been given to the seating arrangements (Eg there were 2 tables both with just one single person dining, separated from everybody)
*the service was so slow it was bordering on embarrassing. It became quite awkward when our waitress would walk past saying,'oh have you still not for your desserts yet' 45 minutes between mains and desserts when they have been pre-ordered is unacceptable.
*drinks took too long to arrive - ordered a coke when they cleared our starter away and did not arrive until half way through our main.
*the main course was not the best quality - feel I could have cooked it better myself at home.
*my husband's dessert was supposed to be pannacotta with fruit compote however when it arrived it was pannacotta surrounded in mixed fruit salad which looked like it had been taken from the breakfast buffet!! This just showed the chef has no execution and it just looked horrendous:was not a good combination!
*in terms of value, I will compare it to six at the Baltic on the quayside where we recently had canapés, 2 courses each AND a bottle of wine for £29 which when compared to the £29 our meal was worth at buca plus £15 for 1 cocktail, 2 soft drinks and a side proved to be much better value and quality.
*we did really enjoy the calamari but will not return as there are much better and better value alternatives in the area.
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