I have eaten twice now in the Hatch Basingstoke. Never again.
The food is over-priced, tasteless and re-heated rubbish.
On my first visit, 6 months ago, I tried the risotto and sea bass. The person who re-heats (they cant possibly have a “chef”) clearly doesn’t know what risotto is, as the rice was dry, loose and flavourless. The sea bass was laughable, having been re-cooked so many times, it was 2mm thick, chewy and tasteless.
On a friends invitation I ventured there again last night, this time ordering the Brewers chicken. What arrived did not resemble the picture on the website, at all. What I got was an over-cooked, dry, tasteless, piece of chicken, with fatty bacon and topped with congealed cheese. Clearly no cookery skills were needed to microwave this dish and serve. And standards haven’t improved.
I am not surprised that the pub restaurant was very quiet, I am however surprised by their website advertising, claiming “Our pub restaurants take pride in delivering freshly cooked seasonal dishes”and “our chefs love food”
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