We went to The Farm Table today to celebrate our anniversary. Having dined here many times before and enjoyed ourselves enough to drive an hour for a special occasion, we were a little disappointed with today's experience. It was an overcast day in the middle of the week and the restaurant was far from busy. We were greeted immediately and pleasantly by the hostess, who then disappeared for almost five minutes, "to check on a table". She was gone so long that another hostess came over to offer to seat us. We were eventually seated in the beautiful large dining room, which had the effect of being all alone in an empty restaurant. The very pleasant waitress took our drink order, which took so long to come that she had to aplologize for it. We ordered our meals and the appetizers, soup and salad, which should be available almost immediately, took so long to arrive the soup was lukewarm and had a skin on it. The soup, described as potato and leek with a touch of cheese, was a strange taupe color and completely overwhelmed by the cheese. The sandwiches were delicious. Will we go back? Probably. Any restaurant can have an off day, but certainly if the place is empty I will request that we be seated in the more comfortable main house, rather than the cavernous large room.
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