We had originally planned to go to Windermere tonight, but as it was raining, decided just to stay in Bowness.
After looking carefully at every menu at every establishment in a 1 mile radius, we decided to go to You and Me (formally The Royal Tea Garden).
WHAT A MISTAKE!
I LOVE chinese food, I could eat it every day for the rest of my life. But not this chinese food....
The restaurant was really quiet, so this should have been our first warning (we were the second table of 2 on a Friday night at 7.15) - but we just figured it was because it was raining people were staying in.
We ordered the Mixed Combination starter, which had prawn toasts (2), spring rolls (2), spare ribs (2) and chicken satay (2).
Prawn toasts and Spring Rolls were certainly edible. The chicken satay was tasteless and the spare ribs were not soft and melt in your mouth as I have become accustomed to in chinese restuarants. However they were edible....
We opted for Fillet Steak in Black Pepper Sauce ( a favourite of mine) and Chicken in Thai Sauce.
The fillet steak was chewy, and the sauce tasteless. 2 nights ago we had the SAME dish in Windermere and the Fillet steak was melt in your mouth, like fillet steak should be. This fillet steak was tough and chewy.
The chicken in thai sauce COULD have been nice, as the sauce was really nice, but the chicken tasted off, never tasted chicken so bad.
The fried rice was tasteless, hard and not as much as you normally get for 2 people.
The staff were permanently laughing and texting on their phones. Gordon Ramsey would have flipped his lid.
For starter, 2 mains, fried rice and a bottle of wine it came to £51. We had a meal in Windermere in "The Golden Mountain" and for a comparable meal, it came to £34 and was absolutely delicious.
I would not go here EVER again, as the meal was stinking and overpriced.
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