We were taken here by friends who hadn't been for some time. First impression of the building was favourable and with a large car park. It was situated by a small lake with ample outside seating. We had a window seat which had been reserved overlooking the lake. The waitress was with us almost immediately and took our drinks order and gave us menus. The staff were very friendly and Ollie who served us mostly was very good. Our drinks arrived very quickly and we were given time to peruse the menus. The offerings sounded very good and my husband and I ordered Scallop and Prawn risotto to start, our friends ordered garlic Mushrooms. My husband ordered Duck breast which was served with vegetables, a mango and pineapple salsa, new potatoes and it also came with whole spring onions that were meant to be char grilled. These were inedible! My friend and I thought that the Salmon fillet sounded nice as it was to be grilled with the addition of the same salsa as my husband's duck and served on an interesting sounding salad. The salad description that the salmon was served on was of no resemblance to what was served apart from a few leaves of chard, two broad beans and a small number of pomegranate seeds. Huge leaves of inedible lettuce made the base of the salad and the salmon was overcooked. Our other friend had Pork Belly which he did enjoy apart from the black pudding, cold plate and lack of presentation. Presentation of all the meals was very poor with the supposed hot food served on cold plates. The risotto was awful, looked dreadful and the scallops were the very small frozen type. We did ask Ollie to voice our complaints and although he did tell the kitchen, there was no mention of an apology and no member of the management staff came over to see us. Ollie did his best to apologise but as he was not responsible we felt sorry for him.
Needless to say we did not stay for dessert and paid the bill and left, vowing never to return.
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