We visited here on 22nd December, the last Saturday before Christmas, having looked at the menu on their website and booked the week before, we thought we were lucky to get in at such short notice and with it being party season. Our suspicions that things werent quite right were raised as we arrived, at 7 pm to see signs on the door saying it was booked out till 6. Why then leave the sign up till 7? The place is huge, and it was like the marie celleste! No one around at all! Weird!
We were met by a nice waitress who showed us to our table, our party of 6 were the only ones there. The kitchen is an pen one, and, as i passed by, i bid the chef who was staring into space a good evening, he seemed to ignore me.
The menus came, they were not at all as the website. The waitress explained that they needed to change it. Undaunted we ordered the food, still the only diners. The food unfortunately is overpriced and you dont get much for your money. The chef seems to give you what he wants rather than referring to the description in the menu. The food does taste ok though. The waitress brought back the same menus for desert. My menu had the desert page missing, when i pointed this out she said she knew it did. Well why give it to me then! By 8.30 we had had enough, even at that time there were only two other parties in the place. oh, and one of the parties was the managers wife and baby having their presumably free dinner!We didnt go over the top with drinks and only two of us six had puds, the bill came to £198!
Needless to say there are better restaurants in hockley heath and the area who do this kind of food better, with nicer ambiance at a much cheaper price. A second visit, i think not. I doubt they will be there this time next year.