Six of us came for lunch on a sunny Sunday, in a sunny mood. We were quickly shown to our table and given menus. It was a day for fish, so, apart from our vegetarian daughter, we ordered hake. Three of us started with mussels, two with melon and one with chicken salad. We ordered prosecco to bolster our mood and Muscadet with the fish. The bubbly soon arrived and the glasses clinked. Then we waited. No bread or nibbles to line the empty tums. Half an hour later, a server came with a spoon and asked who was having the mussels. Three of us put up our hands, and she ran off. Ten minutes later, she returned with two more spoons, but no food. I asked a waiter to go to the kitchen and find it. He did, and returned to say it wouldn't be long. No-one, no staff that is, seemed in the least concerned that after an hour, they had not managed to serve any food. They all seemed blissfully unaware throughout, that they were there for service. In desperation, we asked for bread, and it came, shortly followed by our starters. The mussels were slightly underdone, but open and with good liquor, the melon was a cobbled together dish of chopped bits with feta and the chicken very ordinary. Then we waited. At 3 o'clock by now, I again asked the waiter to go to the kitchen. He returned to say that our mains were being plated, but that would take another 15 minutes. So could he please bring along our wine? Wine? The waitress who had taken our order overheard and told him about it. It came. The good news is that the hake was delicious, served with a mountain of new potatoes and dishes of steamed vegetables. We declined deserts (didn't want to stay for dinner). When the bill didn't come, I went to the till and paid. Had the meal been good, the bill at (£147 for 6 of us) would have seemed very fair.
This restaurant badly needs management.