Well, it wasn’t the best start. We had a family bereavement the day we were going to eat at Nunu. We weren’t particularly the cheeriest people in the restaurant – a fact that the waiter who served us pointed out. When we let him know what had happened, he didn’t say anything. Credit to him for doing so because his “jokes” (which would have been inappropriate at the best of times and included double entendres about there being 1 male and 2 female guests) were certainly not appreciated by anyone in our group.
I was the only one of our party to order an entree; this arrived in reasonable time and was of good standard. The scallops were nicely cooked in their half-shell and the accompanying garnishes packed good punch.
It took 50 minutes for the mains to come out, far too long when it was already 9pm. Although the food was very good, the service was extremely poor – it often took 3 tries to ask for a fill up of our water carafe.
The barramundi in red curry sauce was very fine, plated up very stylishly with crisp skin and moist flesh that begged serious finger licking. Another of our group ordered loin of lamb and this was nicely presented with a wonderfully creamy mash and crisp greens and nicely reduced jus.
What really got us was the fact we wanted to get out of there at the end of the meal fairly quickly and it took 20 minutes to get the bill - our asking for the bill 3 times notwithstanding. Add to that my credit card being overcharged by no small amount and serious doubts as to whether I could recommend Nunu as a dining experience remain. The food is, no doubt, of a very high standard (with prices to match) but the overall service standards drag it down, which is a pity. How often does it happen though, great food, poor service – the really good restaurants get both right. Nunu is no Vue du Monde, no Becasse, no Aria because of its service.