Our family of Seven arrived for New Year's Day evening dinner.
The butternut soup needed seasoning and at a guess the portion was about 125ml, really not good value especially as butternuts are so cheap at this time of year.
The mussels were supposed to have been cooked in a creamy white wine, Pernod and garlic sauce, they were gritty and the sauce was tasteless.
The seared Norwegian Salmon was cooked completely through and was swimming in butter and the Pesto mash was lumpy and unpleasant to eat, the steaks were all overcooked and tough.
Now comes the worst.... desserts. I ordered the Berry Mille- feuille with a vanilla and chocolate Pannacotta, sounded wonderful, but I got one strawberry cut into quarters sitting on a teaspoon of cream on a tiny disc of puff pastry that hadn't puffed. The Pannacotta had been made with so much Gelatin you could use it as a soccer ball. The Parfait was rock solid and we could not even cut it with a knife, it was served with a stale sponge and even though we had ordered the desserts with our main course they only arrived 20 minutes after we had eaten our mains. I asked where the desserts were and was told they were "being prepared"
This would not have been a problem except we had been told when we arrived that we had free entry into the aquarium if we got to the gate before 8pm, the lady at the desk ran to the aquarium and got us 5 minutes extra time, certainly not enough to allow the Parfait to defrost!
We had already paid for the meal before desserts arrived as we were now in a hurry so unfortunately we paid for the disastrous desserts.
Not a good meal and I won't be going back, but the aquarium was very nice as it was only our family walking around, made a nice change not having to crowd around the exhibits.
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