Sunday evening, only diners in the restaurant and my wifes birthday - surely a safe bet!!? Not to be.......
Overall the food was average but one of the starters (potatoe charlotte with shell fish, which was priced at 18 Euros), was terrible. It was a small portion to start with, but most of it was left by my wife as it was literally tasteless and undercooked.
Service was also terrible, which given that we were the only people dining, there is no excuse.
What made matters worse was that when the waiter came to collect the starter plates, he failed to even ask if we had enjoyed the starters, which is normal practice and particularly suprising giving that 75% of the starter was left uneaten.
Not being given the chance to comment about the poor starter was quite annoying but to wait 25 mins before the waiter even attended the table (to bring the mains) was poor. It goes without saying that our wine glasses were empty at this point and had been for 20 mintues.
When we explained the situation he didn't even flinch although did acknowledge not asking how things were - no apology but said he would sort things. We thought he might have gone into the kitchen to speak to the chef, but he just returned to the bar.
The mains were ok, if a little on the cool side but certainly not worth 27E.
Suffice to say we asked for the bill - the bill did not include the poor starter. The waiter did ask at this point for more feedback to give to the chef (who he informed us was not working tonight but would be in the following evening - begs the question who was cooking the food?!).
We paid up and left and went straight over the square to purchase some excellent frites, a bottle of port and some cheese to try and complete our evening and make up for a poor and disappointing experience - which it did.