I have been going to this restuarant for around twelve years and have always been delighted by the quality of food and service but I am afraid this recent visit has been a bit of a disappointment. I have always looked upon this as one of the best and least pretentious Chinese restuarants I have gone to.
We arrived and were shown to our table and after a longish wait of nearly fifiteen minutes our order was taken - two soups and sharing a sizzling fillet steak with fried rice.
The soup when it eventually arrived was tasty and good. We then had an inordinate delay while we waited on our main course. It arrived and when the steak was poured onto the supposedly hot plate for sizzling, the plate was cold and they had to take it back and try again. The fried rice was watery and was sent back to be replaced and this to seemed to take an age and of course our steak was cooling down.
I explained to the man who seemed to be in charge, who recognised me as regular customer and said they had new staff in the kitchen and were very busy because of the Manchester United/Reading match - but that hardly rang through because when we were in Happy Seasons the game was being played.
A very disappointing experience but I will give it another try of old times sake! Places sometimes do have an off night!