First off, the waitresses were very nice and I could not fault them apart from lack of experience.
11 of us went there for dinner, it was with work and we had visitors present. First, when we got the menu about six of us decided to have the Mussels, when we went to order the Mussels we were informed there were none, as there were already very few starters on the menu this really limited the selection. When quizzed the waitress stated the fish delivery had not arrived that day, this was a Friday night and meant there would be no mussels on the menu for the whole weekend or any other fish dish for that matter.
Moving on, the fish cakes (s) starter arrived (they had fish for this!!!!), there was only one fish cake on the plate and it was miserable and looked very lonely by its self!!! It was a very poor starter.
Moving onto the main course, there were 8 steaks ordered, only 7 arrived to the table, all seven were 7 different sizes, and the range was vast, they were all the same thickness but completely different sizes, it was totally bizarre, one of the steaks was very very small and was obviously the end of the cut.
The 8th steak turned up 20min later after everyone had finished theirs. We did complain and the waitress apologised and stated the chef was not happy with the first steak and cooked another. This is unacceptable.
These are the main points of the night, there were more, like the steak lobbed on top of the mash/onions and the overall display was terrible.
Sorry for ranting but this was a terrible night. Sad to see such a place with a good name go down hill so much and so fast.
My advice is stay away, there are numerous other restaurants in Galway to eat in. I would eat in Supermacs before going to Cookes again.
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