We were a party of 20 people. The decor was very pleasing and the food was overall pretty good. There were a few negatives. I went to the bar and ordered a bottle of house red (£18). The waiter said that he had none left and that he would be 10 mins as he had to "collect it". I said that I would have the bottle of wine for £20 and suggested that I only pay the £18. He was ok with that although reluctant to start with. I would have thought that a pre-booked table for 20 people would have encouraged the restaurant to get in plenty of house red. The three courses cost £25 per head. A choice of the usual four dishes. The mussels were very good but (a) no spoon for the sauce (b) no finger bowl. The lady next to me had to use her glass of water as a finger bowl. It was useless asking the waiter as there was ever only one waiter serving our table of 20 at any one time. This meant that when the main course arrived all 20 of us sat staring at the plate whilst we waited for the veg. The veg. was overcooked and I could not really identify what veg. was actually in the dish except the creamy mash which was good. The veg. was all served in little dishes so therefore it was finished as it hit the table. They refilled these tiny dishes but too late as we had almost finished the small portion of meat anyway. Perhaps the dining experience would have been different if only two or four people was eating. I would have thought that another server would have been brought in for the evening instead of only one at the bar and one serving (with the bar person trying to help at intervals). I also think that the veg. dishes should have been much bigger for the party of 20. It is not a restaurant that I would rush back to based on value for money and my dining experience. For £500 I plus drinks I would have expected better. The company was great though!
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