My sister and I have often been there for lunch on a saturday and the food has been really good since the new owners took over. However we went there for luch today with my other sister and brother in law who are over for a few days from Spain so there was 6 of us. We decided to plump for the xmas menu as it was the only chance we would have to get together for christmas so celebrated early. Well 4 of us had the turkey with the usual trimmings and the meat was processed and chewy - it didn;t even look like turkey as it was brown and looked more like beef. My sister and I chose the salmon fillet with pesto crust anh hollandaise sauce with veg. Well when the salmon arrived it was floating in some liquid that looked like the reamins of the drained veg. They took the 2 meals back and were supposed to drain it off but they came back nearly as bad and the waiter tried to tell us it was from the hollandaise sauce - I wasn;t born yesterday and there was no way that was the case - it was where the veg hadn't been drained properly. Under the sauce was a salmon steak on the bone and full of bones and black skin - to my mind salmon fillet is boneless and where was the pesto crust - disguised as skin...... We had to ask for roast potatoes which surely should have been put on the table with the main course and left there for us to halp ourselves. No - they were dished up to us by the waiter who asked how many we wanted each and these arrived 5 mins after the main courses. Not very professional..We then had our deserts and 3 of us had eton mess which consisted of fuit composite which had been frozen and put in a tall glass with ice cream and cream plonked on top. The fruit when we reached the bottom of the glass was bitter and still frozen. Quite disgusting. We complained and did get the price of the 2 salmon meals knocked off the bill. What was also very concerning was the fact that I has paid £5.00 each person deposit and this £30 had not been knocked off the total bill. That was very unprofessional and was the final straw. Despite the owners being relatively new - they should have been better prepared. If they can produce such nice meals from the al la carte menu why was the xmas food such rubbish. May go back for a meal in the New Year but never again for a special celebration.
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