Its been a while since the Crows have visited. Its a place for a treat rather than a regular.
In the past, one has always entered this fine art deco building not quite knowing what to expect regarding seating - its always been a bit of a bun fight, with people circling the restaurant waiting for a hint that someone was about to depart then pouncing. But not today, with a more civilised 'Please wait to be seated' queuing system in place. Such a simple change makes so much difference. Now one can turn up, expect a short wait, but know that they were not going to be gazumped just as you were about to get a seat.
Food wise everything was excellent, the Chicken curry today was just perfect and, for a special treat, not too bad a price. Even the coffee was good, although maybe that was a reflection of a weeks worth of numerous bad coffee's.
There were however two issues with todays visit:
Not sure if it was a permanent change, but no sign of people using the restaurant as a short cut to the outside seating area and leaving the doors open - not that many were venturing out, as it was pretty breezy. And it was this breeze that ran right through the restaurant everytime someone exited the automatic disabled exit that seemed to remain open for an eternity after. Rather than just a wheelchair friendly exit, it seemed to have become a regularly used route.
The second issue was noise. a bit of a bug bear of Mr Crow who has very acute hearing. Please, if you really need to bring your little darlings and use it as a playground, can you please not bring whistles and car toys with squeaky axles to entertain them. This just causes people to have to talk louder and louder when eventually, it is as if they are having to shout to talk to the people at their table. So not the nice relaxing meal and family time that perhaps it could have been.
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