We all found the food disappointing - 4 had the 'Sunday Roast' and 1 had the belly pork with black pudding - the gravy served with the roasts was solidified and looked almost black, the vegetables were completely dried out, (as in 2 hours under a heat lamp?), and we suspected the roast potatoes had been cooked from frozen. The belly pork was only just acceptable.
However the 'highlight' of the afternoon was an ongoing argument between a French waiter
and a dark haired waitress over some discrepancy that had occurred earlier that day. It started with some low key, but audible, sniping in the bar area and carried on intermittently for the next 15 mins as the pair carried on serving customers. It eventually finished up with the pair entering the kitchen and having a blazing row which could be heard by everyone eating in the restaurant area - Basil & Sybil Fawlty, eat your heart out!
Were there any good points? No, not really. The poor quality food, the French waiter's extremely charmless welcome, (and inability to get a drinks order correct), and the mistakes with the bill, made it almost a pleasure to go back out into the cold, sleety weather And before this review is written off as a 'pesky tourist rant', hell bent on trashing a much-loved local eatery, we live in Ulverston, used to eat there regularly and enjoyed it until it started to go downhill a couple of years ago. We had hoped it had upped its game and we think everybody deserves a second chance - well they've had it and they blew it, so we won't be back!
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