Ate here at the weekend and was surprised to find it half empty.
Staff tried hard and we can see what they are trying to accomplish, but sadly our meal fell far short of the expectation.
It started well with the home made bread – which was gorgeous. Then it dwindled and went downhill.
My starter was the lobster tart. It was served in a very attractive way with a salad garnish but it was dry, tasteless and the lobster was so overcooked it was like rubber. Hubby had the mackerel which he said were lovely.
For my main I had the lobster. This was served thermidor. However, unlike every other time I have had therimdor the claws had been left on and were therefore not in the sauce. The lobster was cooked well and the thermidor sauce had a good depth of flavour but having to start cracking claws was annoying. I had to ask twice for a finger bowl, and when I asked for a pick to enable me to retrieve the meat from the claws they bought me a spoon with a long handle as they had “run out” of picks – at that time the restaurant was only half full!!!!!! Unbelievable.
Hubby had the trio of fish for his main which was beautifully cooked and served.
They serve three types of potato with every meal, this quite simply is too much and does not work. All I want with a lobster is some fries, instead we had overcooked new potatoes, the worst dauphinoise I have ever tasted (dense, no sauce and over cooked) and some barely roasted roast potatoes. Plentiful – yes – good – no.
The vegetables were lovely and a good selection.
We didn’t have dessert.
It was very hit and miss, some lovely food, some very poor food.
Our bill came to over £100 for 2 courses and we felt that there are many better restaurants in which to eat. Overall based on this visit we would not return.
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