Our family decided to visit the well known Poppies Restaurant for lunch. The place has a lovely garden setting. We were seated near the little bridge and ordered our meals. Their garlic bread and mixed satay were beautiful. I ordered the lobster thermidor which is a good price compared to Aussie prices. My boys and husband ordered steaks and my daughters ordered fettucini and my friend ordered the lamb curry. The waitperson was very polite and friendly, always smiling. We also did not have to wait long for our drinks. We enjoyed our Starters and while waiting for the main meal, we kept on hearing this noise coming from the rooftop. We ignored it and after a few minutes, the noise got louder. I thought at first they were cats chasing each other but what startled us all was when two massive rats jumped out of the roof, chasing each other and climbed into a hole in the building. Not sure if this was the toilet or whatever part of the building it was,
It totally killed the mood of the whole family. My 10 year old daughter in particular was not able to eat her fettucini property. We quickly had our lunch and though we usually order for desserts, we decided to skip it this time.
I don't know what the management can do to deter rats from the restaurant as it just totally kills the nice ambiance.
The main meals were nice but I would say average, nothing to rave about. The price was reasonable but after our experience with the rats, I don't think I would like to return to the place as I can order the food on their menu elsewhere. If it weren't for the rats, we perhaps would return.
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