Arrived for lunch yesterday around 2pm with our friends from abroad.
Most people were eating outside at that time as it was such a beautiful day so it was very quiet inside.
We are fairly regular visitors but wanting our friends to have the best experience asked if we could sit at an empty table by the side of the window but were told no, it has been booked - this was after 2! so were sat in the middle of a virtually empty room.
We didn't leave until after 3 and were just about the last diners inside but still no one came in to take the window table.
We have been in the restaurant/hotel business for many years and so can fully understand the need to make optimum use of tables etc. but this was just being awkward for awkwards sake.
Our food was very good apart from the chips being under cooked as they have been on our last two visits.
Will make us think twice about where we eat next time.