We went to eat at Fusion with our 3 year old and had an early reservation at 6.30pm. Hubby and I had a three-course meal and our child took the sausages and mash meal. At first we were very impressed with the place and thought we would be in for a treat. The menu looked very appealing and the child was kept happy with some colouring pens given by the staff. For starter we had pan fried scallops and Carlingford mussels, both were lovely, no issue there apart maybe that the plate of scallops was a bit on the skinny side (3 scallops sprinkled with black pudding crumbs) but this was not too much of a bother as it was nice. Then it started to go downhill... We waited nearly an hour for our main course to arrive, we had ordered pan fried breast of duck (requested medium rare) and curry monkfish. The waitress apologised for the delay but we were accommodating and said no problem. When the plates eventually arrived the duck breast was dry, brown and really overcooked (not medium rare and juicy as we expected), it was obvious the plate had been left in an oven too long, maybe waiting for the monkfish to be plated and even the sauce looked dried up on the side of the plate. The monkfish was very nice but the duck had to be returned to the kitchen which meant that hubby and I didn't eat our main course together but separately and with a further delay. The side served with it was a simple bowl of boiled baby potatoes between the two of us, I would recommend ordering extra sides if you want more on your plate. Our toddler's plate of sausages and mash with gravy was nice but with the waiting time around the adults' meal it got increasingly difficult to keep the child calm and content. After nearly 2 hours since arrival time we had just finished the main course and the child was getting tired and cranky. Another waiter came to apologize stating they were just having a bad night. We proceeded to order the desserts as swiftly as we could but waited another 1/2h for them to appear and it didn't deliver once again. The strawberry cheesecake was looking very sad on the plate: the cheese wasn't set, it was more like a gooey cream and the base was very hard to cut with the spoon and way too salty (i have to add we are NOT fussy eaters, but in my opinion a cheesecake shouldn't be a difficult dessert to achieve for a restaurant of such reputation). Lemon tart was nice and our child's strawberry ice cream was appreciated after such a long waiting time and some tantrums. We left at 9pm 2.5h after we arrived, with a very tired and grumpy child who had passed bedtime. We didn't really get much apology and no discount whatsoever even though we got quite a few drinks to pass the time. Other tables seem to be getting impatient too but I have to say we were the ones who waited the longest which is unfortunate as we had a toddler with us. Our family evening meal which we anticipated to be lovely when we first arrived turned out a bit sour due to some annoying mistakes such as long waiting time, overcooked meat and a simple dessert that didn't deliver. For such a raved restaurant and for the price, we thought it was a bit sub-standard. Unfortunately I have to say we probably will not return or recommend the place, such a pity as the menu is really appealing and there was potential to have an excellent meal... Let's hope as the waitress said that it was all down to them having a bad run, pity it was the night we decided to go in.