This is a local for us and we ve been a few times to eat, lots of times for drink and in the past have recommended. This time was sadly very average and below expectations. The view is the best on the east coast in our opinion and on a rare (this year!) lovely evening we decided to head here for a bar meal over looking the fabulous view.
I plumped for the crab salad served with new potatoes and my partner the gammon, both were £12plus. We sat enjoying the view having our drinks - love the McGuigans wine and great to have by the glass.
I was dismayed when the crab arrived, served in the shell having been expertly dressed by I hope a local, with a handful of mixed leaves, 1/2 a tasteless tomato, 4 cucumer slices and a little sliced golden delicious. IMO this is not a salad worthy of the crab and a huge let down. I would have preferred just the crab with some nice bread if there was nt the salad available. A request for mayonaise and vinegar brought an array of the plastic sachets - sorry but for me this misses the mark and a request for more mayonaise - there was only 1 in the pot- took minutes to arrive, to be asked is this too late is not good enough. The gammon was average and was not best presented.
I hope the head chef was having a night off, and when finally paying the bill we were asked was everything ok.. we did say no it was not up to our expectations. We were offered a drink , but were already on our way out and so declined the gesture.
We ll venture again I have no doubt, everyone can have an off night but many won t be so forgiving when there's plenty of opposition.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The White Lodge Hotel is located on the cliff-top with panoramic views overlooking Filey Bay. Close to the town centre, golf course and tennis courts, it is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday, wedding or business event. Many of the 20 bedrooms have stunning sea views whilst others have beautiful garden views. Each room is en-suite with digital TV, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities and hair dryers. We have a family suite and several rooms that can accommodate children. All rooms are accessible via a passenger lift. ... more less
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