We booked a table for Saturday for a treat, glad we did as it was very busy when we arrived. We got the restaurant around 7.50pm, gave our name and was greeted by "you are early and we are busy so you may have a wait"....not a nice welcome! I offered to take a drink in the bar and was told "no don't bother, follow me"!. We had a nice table in the middle room by the fireplace, nice comfy chairs. Waitress said nothing, plonked the menus down and walked off. Another waitress then came to take our drinks order, she was much nicer than the waitress on arrival. We ordered a bottle of rosé (we asked for help choosing a bottle but the waitress did not have a clue), we then chose a bottle to find that they did not have any, handy! A restaurant and a bar/pub with no wine, that really annoys me!), so we chose a bottle of fizz, nice touch when the waiter came, the glasses had a strawberry on the side. He opened the bottle, brought an ice bucket and that was the last we saw of him. The menu is good, nice selection, we opted for the market price steaks, you can choose a cut and size of your choice and it is cooked the way you like it. The steak came with chips, tomatoes and half a large mushroom and it was heaven! The best cut of steak I have ever eaten. We also chose monkey gland sauce which was a first for me! For dessert we ordered the chefs selection which were smaller portions of three desserts for the menu. Our waitress was attentive overall but did not appear to like working there, she appeared to be "going through the motions" rather that going the extra mile. We chose this restaurant as one of our date nights (we have 1 a month booked in various restaurants throughout 2013) and it was very good but could be better.....oh I should add that the man cutting the meat at the counter was in a tie and shirt, no apron and no gloves....not a big problem...but...he also was the wine waiter and was seen cleaning a table at one point....not sure if health and safety would like that ! She I go back I will go midweek as in January and February you get 50% off on certain nights.
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