Came here Boxing Day for a family lunch. There was eight of us. There was very little to nil Christmas ambiance whatsoever, the place was not even decorated. The service was abysmal, having to wait, I do not know how long for starters and each subsequent course. The food, when finally served, was absolutely dreadful. In fact it was worse than dreadful. Everything we had, and I mean everything, was cold. The starter I had was breaded mushrooms. I only knew they were breaded mushrooms because the waitress said they were. Absolutely no flavour whatsoever, cold and swimming in water - just vile. However, mine seemed a better option than the soup that was served. Everybody, except one left it. It was cold, big surprise and a thick green gloop with a large dollop in the middle I guess was supposed to be a crouton, It looked absolutely disgusting. A couple of people said they just couldn't eat it because it tasted as bad as it looked. Mains, I had salmon, that to be fair was ok, overcooked but what do you expect? They served old manky potatoes and undercooked sprouts and boiled carrots. By the look of the turkey, it was over cooked and dry as a bone. People did later say that it was just that. Dessert, most people had Christmas pudding and it was literally the size of a gobstopper served with custard. They couldn't even be bothered to serve white or brandy sauce. I had some form of cheesecake which was so devoid of flavour I gave up eating it after a couple of mouthfuls. It did my cousin a favour who polished it off declaring he was starving and he could eat a scabby horse, but wait, he thought he'd already had! I am not exaggerating when I say this was the worst meal I have ever had out anywhere. Almost everyone left food because none of us liked it but we were all too polite to say anything. We know it was cheap for a Boxing Day meal but honestly, I cannot stress just how bad it was.
It is a shame because this place had managed to turn it self around over the past year or so. The waitresses were much more customer focussed and far more friendly than before but honestly, all they were interested in was plugging drinks. I cannot state enough how cheap and nasty this meal was and we are all pretty unanimous in saying that we will never dine here again.
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