Peter, a Malaysian national who has travelled the world, will meet you out front and you will feel like royalty headed into this beautiful building, which amazing aspect views over the ocean. It was a windy, rainy night but we were cosy and the architecture is spectacular.
The service is true international 5-star service and you are looked after perfectly all the way through your experience. Every detail is looked after from the white tablecloths to the crockery and cutlery and low, ambient lighting and music. You could mistake yourself for being in a 2-star Michelin restaurant in France. Beautiful.
They waxed lyrical about the quality of the food, ingredients and chef and we prepared for a spectacular culinary experience.
But to be perfectly honest they need to fire the chef and get someone who can cook. I can cook better tuna and lobster than him and I'm not by any means a chef! The tuna was overcooked (despite asking for flash-seared) and chewy. The sauce, barely edible. The lobster - ruined. Chewy and tasteless. What a shame.
What surprised me - and I would have said something to Peter at the time but I didn't want to spoil the evening - was that they thought this was acceptable food to serve. Gordon Ramsay would have screamed expletives and thrown pans around the room!
And I suppose the reason why I had high expectations is the price. The prices are 30% more than The Aquarium or The Beach House and for that I expect the ambiance to be perfect (it is), service to be impeccable (it was) and for an equivalent or better quality food. And it's here that The Cave House lets its diners down.