I have been here twice. The first time we sat in the bar area & we enjoyed the food & the piano player. It was very noisy & there was a backlog of people hovering near the restaurant entrance which caused problems for the waiters & I didn't enjoy being watched by strangers whilst I was eating.
On our second visit I became one of those starers as we had to wait for our table...sorry folks. Anyway, finally seated in the main restaurant area the first thing we (a group of 6) noticed was the noise level. It was terrible & we could barely hold a conversation. The waiter was helpful & the food was good, no complaints there. As the evening wore on the diners left & the noise level dropped.
We enjoyed The Pelican but would not recommend it for quiet intimate meal.