We went as a slightly larger party (7). Booked in advance and our table was ready for when we arrived. We didn't realise they charged corkage on wine, which is a pity as their selection was very poor (as was their beer selection - corona and peroni, the embodiment of Scotland, apparently).
The menu was diverse and very Scottish with everything incredibly well priced. Due to time constraints we had to skip desserts and ordered a nice selection of mains.
I have the pork belly which, although delicious and tender, was a little dry - perhaps from sitting around too long before being reheated. Several people on the table had the beef shin which was exquisite. Positively melted off the bone - a real highlight.
The mains came out quicker than anticipated so we decided to order desserts. Within 2 minutes of getting out desserts we were asked to order - the most proactive service we received all night. We share 4 between 7 and told our waitress as much. Alas, once they arrived we had 3 spoons between us all and no knife for the cheeseboard we'd ordered (he had it sent back as it came with a meagre 3 slivers of cheese). They had no cranachan so made us an eton mess instead. It was delicious but we would of preferred to have known before we ordered.
Throughout the evening we didn't get checked back on once, we also never got asked for new drinks when we ran dry, instead we found ourselves constantly having to accost passing waiting staff to get more drinks.
Running tight on time we booked at 8:40 for 9pm and at the same time asked for our bill. After asking for it 4!! times, we finally received it at 9;10, and due to the lack of reception in the restaurant missed out on our taxi. Our waitress acknowledged our wait but made no attempts to remedy it.
They also only have 2 whiskys (Famous Grouse and Bunnahabin), which again seemed a little bizarre for such a Scottish themed restaurant.
Hopefully our experience was down to external factors as it really ruined the lovely atmosphere and great food. I don't think I've experienced such non-existent service, which is a real shame.
I'd be tempted to go again, if only for the beef shin, but it's certainly not top of my priorities and if you are in a bigger group don't be running on tight timetables (although 2 and half hours for 2 courses seemed like a sensible window of time for us to have allocated for a meal). Total bill was £160 including service, 7 mains, 4 desserts, beers and wine.
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