We wanted something quick before going to the movies, so we weren't after fine dining and didn't expect it. The wait staff were told we needed to be in and out quickly to make it to the movies in time and they were very obliging and friendly.
To get inside the restaurant we had to walk across a small outside verandah which was sun drenched and quite a nice ambience with the grape vine trellising and olive trees in big pots. So it was disappointing to go inside where it is stark and sterile. It was very clean however. We asked to be seated outside and the waitress said "absolutely, no problem, I'll just need a moment to set up a table". Quite often a request such as that can be met with an air of indifference or resistance.
Food came quickly and having ordered tapas it was nice that it all arrived at the same time. Unfortunately it was something I could have cooked myself at home if I had a recipe from woman's weekly or New Idea. The lettuce tasted like it was straight out of a Coles $2 bag and the mushrooms were exactly the same as the bog standard Coles bought buttons. Don't get me wrong, it was nice, it's just underwhelming to taste food at a restaurant and realize it is uninspired and reproducible with very little effort at home.
Have had tapas at Salsa in Launceston and it is a far more inspired eating experience.
I hope the guys in the kitchen can eventually catch up with the front of house staff, because they were a credit to the establishment.
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