My partner and I visited the Sea Front Pasta Bar earlier in the year and had a great meal here! We opted for the chef's choice tasting menu which we thought was really good value for money (we are used to London prices!!).
The food was delicious and the complimentary courses were a lovely touch - we were given a box of beautiful desserts to take with us after our meal. We also love counter top eating where you can watch the chefs so the set up of the restaurant was great for us! The wine pairings we had with our food were also great and we appreciated the waiter talking us through each course and wine.
I only have 2 negative comments to make on our meal. The first is that when we were given menu's when we first sat down, I couldn't see any prices on my menu so asked the waiter to explain what the cost difference was between each tasting menu. It was then that my boyfriend told me he had a menu with prices and the waiter told me 'it's because the man should pay'. Being a millennial from London, I found this quite shocking and it did offend me slightly. Without sounding patronising,I understand that Italy still has many traditional views and it definitely wasn't meant to offend me, but in this day and age that kind of presumption will probably rub quite a few people up the wrong way so I would hope they re-think this. It's 2019 and women can pay for their own meals! To make a point, I actually paid for the whole meal myself which my boyfriend was very pleased about ;)
The only other negative comment I can find is that the chef's tasting menu felt slightly repetitive. It was the cheapest available so we probably got the cheapest ingredients which meant that all the dishes were quite samey. I love any and all pasta though so it's not a huge complaint!
The shop downstairs underneath the restaurant is AMAZING and sells bespoke Dolce & Gabbana pasta related goods. I could have spent A LOT of money in there!
I hope to visit again in the future :)
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