We recently went back to Pebble Beach for the 3rd time and brought some friends for a special birthday celebration. We had decided to return with our friends as our last meal there in early December was very enjoyable with friendly and professional service. On this occassion that was sadly not the case. My husband had looked forward to having the delicious smoked haddock souffle as a starter because he had enjoyed it so much on our last visit, this time it was completely different, tasting bland and with some ingredients missing. We also shared some tempura prawns as an appetizer, although the coating was nice and the prawns were fresh we were not impressed that the prawns had not been de-veined and no one enjoys eating that!! As they cost £20 for 12 prawns I think the chef should make the effort to clean up the prawns before cooking them. The main courses were ok but not up to standard considering the prices. Do not order the Dover sole if you are expecting the whole fish, they serve only three small fillets. The lobster thermidor was nice enough. Unfortunately disappointing food was not the only let down of the evening, the staff that were serving our table were not in the least bit friendly and also the wine placed at our table before we sat down was not the wine we had ordered. The waiter then disappeared for 15minutes before returning with the correct bottle but did not apologise for the delay. Four of us were squashed on to a smallish table meaning that when the bread and starters arrived there was not enough room and so the candle and flower had to be removed from our table. Our expensive bottle of red wine which was decanted had to be placed on the low window sill as there was no space for it on the table, cetainly not what you would expect in an up market restaurant. All in all it was a disappointment particularly as we had recommended it to friends and gone there on the night of their birthday. The bill was almost £350 for 4, we did order some nice wine but sadly we came away feeling it was overpriced for the standard of food served and the very average service from the staff. Lovely setting but won't be going back.
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