I'd heard good things about the other Oakman Restaurants so thought I'd give the King's Arms a try. Initial impressions were good, a nice interior and attentive staff. I found the menu a little lacking but I presumed they adhered to the only-a-few-things-but-all-done-well school of cuisine.
My partner's meal arrived (Pepper Croquettes ) and it was beautifully presented. Mine on the other hand (Sea Bass Fillets) looked a little like less than impressive. Fillets (plural) turned out to be just a small single fillet and the chips were burger-joint style fries. For 17 quid I expected a lot more - both in terms of quality and quantity.
Post- meal there was also an unpleasant smell of old cooking oil emanating from the kitchen.
I'll no doubt go there again but it's been relegated to a place to take the kids for lunch rather than a special evening out with the Wife. As mentioned in another review - the Gatsby trounces the place.
On the plus side though - our waitress was superb as was the Prosecco and the other wines we drank. Oh, and the sticky toffee pudding, despite looking a bit 'instant' was very tasty.
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