I've came here once before and thought this place was excellent! It's family run, has a great menu and is in a lovely, relaxed location. But my visit this week was very disappointing.
I arrived at the lunchtime rush (no different from the last time) and was seated immediately. I ordered mussels to start after having seen another guest enjoy them. The mussels were a great size but the sauce however was bland and didn't seem to have much garlic. It was more like cream water with some herbs.
After my starter my children & I waited a further 40mins for our main course. On observation it seemed like a huge majority of the other guests were waiting this long too. I noticed the owner/manager had friends at another table and a lot of the fuss seemed to be directed towards this table. When the mains finally arrived the kids meals were fine, no issues however the Pork Belly I ordered was completely dry! It wasn't pleasant at all. It was tough and very difficult to just cut & chew. It comes with roasted veg, mash & BBQ sauce, I didn't think that the sauce would actually be regular refrigerated BBQ sauce squirted on the plate.
As they fussed over the other table I decided to skip the puddings as I didn't fancy another long wait!
Im not a complainer and I only ever use trip advisor for positive feedback but it's been a long time since I have experienced service/food this bad.
It's a shame, it's a beautiful location and the restaurant itself is cosy & welcoming but this weeks dining experience was poor.... Perhaps just an off day?
I would love to recommend this place but sadly, with two young hungry children, I don't think I would take the risk again.
I do agree with one if the previous reviews that on my last visit there was a lot of Gordon Ramsey style shouting coming from the kitchen but I would not base my review just on this.
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