Whilst wandering along James Street, looking at the many possibilities of restaurants for dinner, we were ''pulled'' in by the dapper gentleman at the door of Positano. As he radiated charm & personality we figured we were in for a treat & whilst this lovely gentleman remained courteous & pleasant throughout the entire evening, as did our particular waitress, that is where it sadly ended. We had to repeatedly ask for our wine & water & the other waitress (or possible owner?) we had the misfortune of speaking to a few times over our “1.5 hour” long wait for dinner was rude & unpleasant. At bill time she then had the gall to charge us full price for an entree size garlic prawn dish all the time ‘insisting’ it was a main & stating they came in the same size cast iron container! When I queried this with our waitress as to what consisted of main & entree size we discovered we did only have entree & ‘Miss Rudeness” was right royally p’eed off when we made her deduct the bill!
As to our other meals! The ‘’crackling” pork belly with apple & veg - we were told was definitely ‘’crackling’’ but it came soft & rubbery so we sent it back to get popped under the grill for 5 mins. All it appears they did was take off the container of apple & perhaps pop it under the grill a few secs as it came back with dried out mash, no apple, cold vegetables & a few crackle spots. It was still tasty though so such a shame not done as stated. The lamb shank was huge, hot & delicious. The veal warm & tasty but served with stone cold vegetables. The beef cheeks special was barely warm so had gone gelatinous & the veg again cold. The garlic prawns, what we got, were a good size & tasty but not enough to fill anyone for a main meal & served with two bits of sliced bread.
We aired our disappointments with the ‘’dapper man’’ & whilst he apologized profusely all he said was he had tried taking previous complaints to the Chefs & had basically been told where to go so now does not bother.
So will we return – sadly no.
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