My Mom asked to go there for her birthday, so we made reservations for 4 ...
We sat at a nice table, with a view of a counter full of scones, cookies, and butter tarts ... but immediately noticed that there were flies all over the restaurant, and all over the food on the counter (which was not covered). So while waiting for the waitress we had entertainment - watching the flies go from scone to scone. Tasting the food, and leaving their droppings on them.
The flies were all over our table. Our whole meal was spent trying to get the flies off of our food. Hands waving and serviettes flying ...
No, this was not a cheap place. The food was very expensive $80 for 4 people to have tiny soup and small sandwiches (no alcohol). One person had half a sandwich. The soup came in a cup about half the size a coffee mug. The food was tasty, but we were so put off by all the flies it was impossible to enjoy our meals. I ate mine as fast as I could as the flies were trying to eat it before I cold. My wife covered hers so she could eat it later.
There was no concern for hygiene at all. The chef in the back made an appearance and had long hair without a proper hair net. I can't imagine the amount of flies that must be in the kitchen. When we asked the waitress if she could do anything about the flies she said "people keep opening the door". I guess at other restaurants they don't open their doors. No, they have 2 doors, one to the outside, and one to the inside, so that you can put controls in that entrance to prevent flies getting in. On a positive note, she brought us a flyswatter so we could get some exercise while we ate. That was a first.
Everyone in our party said they would never return to that place.
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