Hubby and I went for dinner last night - Sat @ 8pm - a little dubious as the previous restaurant (52) had disappointed us on several occasions with undercooked food!
Arrived to just one other couple in the corner (on a Saturday night!!) which only reached 4 couples when we were finishing, very little atmosphere as such a big room, no people (only 2 staff members) and a bit of background music. We were handed menus that were clipboards decorated with a collage of magazine cuttings (not inspiring really) and a menu list that didn't immediately grab our attention. However we kept an open mind. Hubby ordered scotch egg starter, I had gnocchi - both tasty enough but temp could have been warmer. Main course for hubby, rib eye steak with red wine and bernaise sauces and chips and for me pork with a red wine sauce (I think) Coucous and potato cake - could have done with a side of the sauce as the couscous was very dry. Again both surprisingly tasty despite the initial doubts when choosing.
We shared a dessert of panna cotta which was VERY tasty however the stewed rhubarb it came with was served straight from the fridge and wasn't that pleasant a texture - heated it would have been delicious!
One criticism of the food would be portion size - quite small for the prices - £18 & £15 respectively, £67 total bill.
There were a few other bug bears namely tea lights on the table but none lit. The wine list had no descriptions of the actual wines being served just simply stated Shiraz, merlot, Pinot etc. however the wine we chose was FAB! They need to advertise their collection!! Waitress was very pleasant and helpful but didn't know what the catch of the day was.
All in all a not unpleasant experience and with a little tweak here and there could be a fab restaurant back in the heart of Bangor! I hope it does well!
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