Paranga was recommended to my sister and I by the hairdresser of the owner, must go to as an award winning restaurant. We arrived after making a reservation and were led to the very back of the restaurant and offered a table for six (there were two of us!). We refused the table and asked for something more appropriate for two - they gave us a four seater at the door of the kitchen, with waiters barging through and kithen staff shouting audibly over the music!! We asked to be moved, so our waiter said he'd find us a place more suitable. He then came and said we were being moved to the best seat in the house (imagine our anticipation!!), joke! we got sent to centre front facing the the road and the taxi's, how magical! Even the manager had the cheek to imply that we had a great view!! We couldn't see the sea because it was night time, just taxi's on view !!!! Food came and my steak was good. My sisters chicken, which I tried, was not good(tasted better at Nandos). The waiter then told us to try the Chocolate Fondante for dessert which took 20 mins to prepare. We went for the Chocolate Fondante! 20 minutes later the waiter arrived with a single Chocolate Fondante! When questioned as to where the second dessert was, he said he thought we only wanted one to share!?! My sister then said she would have Ice Cream instead. The waiter apologised and retreated to get the Ice Cream. A few minutes later the waiter appears with a sauce bowl no bigger than 10cm in diameter, containing a single scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream, at which point my sister just burst out laughing in sheer disgust at the apathy of the situation. On realising how stupid he was the waiter offered a second scoop of Ice Cream and scurried of to fetch it. Another few minutes later he reappears with not a dessert bowl with two fresh scoops of Ice Cream, but another sauce bowl with a single scoop of Ice Cream. You can't make it up! Fawlty Towers looks classy by comparison! At least the management in Fawlty Towers took an interest in there clients!!!! To add insult to injury, we were charged full price for the dodgy Ice Cream experience! I think that Paranga is up itself and not at all worth the money!! AVOID !!!! Get over yourselves and your award because you failed my expectations, had better at Cote in London, which is a chain!
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