At the risk of unleashing a vitriolic tirade I would like to describe our dinner at this pretentious establishment. My Morston mussels were tasteless but the unseasoned liquor they were sitting in had an overwhelming flavour of sage.
My 'melody' of salmon etc was largely inedible. Tasteless salmon that was either old or frozen or both, rigid sea bass that tasted like it had been hanging around for too long, and a lump of lobster welded to the ensemble that I could not get a knife through let alone my teeth. It was luke warm.
My husbands smoked eel was nice but his sea bass 'special' was tasteless and not hot.
The vegetables that were so proudly declared as "no extra cost" were old, overcooked and luke warm. I am glad we paid no extra because the £23.50 for the 'melody' was extortionate. I was expecting something special not an amorphous, inedible lump of stuff.
When the chef appeared from the kitchen to chat to everyone we recognised him from a TV programme last year. This did not present the proprietors of the Old Forge in a positive light and after paying £63 for a pint of beer, a microscopic glass of bad wine, two starters and two mains, we decided that a swift exit was required.
We went to another restaurant the following night, not far away, where we had the most superb Morston mussels, a very decent red wine and two delicious main courses - and nobody wandering round the restaurant butting into conversations.
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