I really, really want to like South Sands Hotel-but it's just not happening for me.
This was my second visit in a couple of years, & I remain completely underwhelmed. Invited out for Sunday lunch, pre lunch drinks were good - a really nicely made G&T, but for me that was pretty much the highlight. Bread was v good. The starters were just ok, nothing ravishingly special. Main courses of Beef & Pork, were nice but had the plates been hotter it would have been nicer. Horseradish was outstandingly good! Puds were v well presented, & again ok taste wise but not overly wonderful. For me-not 5 star wow!
Coffee was foul! Espresso was bitter, bitter, bitter! Cappuccino was sugared, cool & ghastly!
Service was poor & disinterested-the dessert menu was given to my friend in front of his wife's face whilst the waitress looked the other way! When taking my jacket to a stand at reception not one of the 2 girls on reception so much as raised an eyebrow in recognition.
For an expensive 5 star hotel I expect more-much, much more!
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