After a fantastic experience last year, we, as a party of ten returned to The Royal Hotel on Christmas Day, to a very different experience. In this current economic climate I understand that margins must be really tight but when you are paying £55 per head the basics have to be right at the very least.
Our first disappointment came on arrival when despite requesting a table in the main restaurant, we were shown to the function room. A small detail but little did we know it was the first of many disappointments during our lunch. The children's menu last year was fantastic. Tomato soup and chicken goujons made with strips of chicken breast. This year, the children did not like the vegetable soup on offer and the chicken strips were cheap and overcooked.
My husband assures me that the beef he ordered for the main course was good but the same can not be said of the turkey, which was dry, fatty and unappetizing. The worst offence was the roast potatoes which were cheap and nasty. Surely some freshly cooked, home roasted potatoes aren't too much to expect?
The plum pudding was clearly not home cooked and the minute amount of sauce accompanying the dessert was really sweet.
The staff were the saving grace of the day. They were friendly and polite and were really good with the children. We will really have to think long and hard as to whether we will risk Christmas lunch at the Royal Hotel again.
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