My husband and I went for lunch on my husbands birthday. We we're excited by the opening of the restaurant as it is good to see new businesses in the town and the menu was different from all the chains in the centre. We ordered a mezze to start which was enjoyable. The mains however were very disappointing. The vegetarian butternut squash tagine arrived at the table. I opened the pot lid to find a large portion of the roasted pepper ragout that had been served with our starter. No butternut squash, no chickpeas, nothing remotely Moroccan tasting. The cous cous also didn't have any preserved lemons or herbs as described on the menu.
We caught the chef walking past our table, he checked with the kitchen and explained they were out if butternut squash, if I had been told this when I ordered I would have chosen something else. They added a load of chickpeas to the dish and returned it to the table, offering a free dessert.
My husbands goat curry was nothing to write home about. We have eaten better versions of these dishes from stalls at a festival.
The only saving grace was the level of service received by a number if different waitresses. We ended up having my main for free. The owner was hanging around at one of the tables in the restaurant on his phone. He had been told about our complaints and made no effort to apologise. His attitude was generally poor.
I can't see this place surviving unless some care and attention to detail is put in. I wish them luck, we will stick to the fortify in future!