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The Engineer

The Engineer was recommended by a friend mainly for its garden and good food. I can agree that the garden looked lovely - we didn't actually get to eat there as we were moved indoors as the staff believed it was too cold - surely the customers decision?

The food was at best average - for £16.75 I expect a good piece of sirloin or even a small fillet - available from all good supermarkets for around £5. What I received was certainly not sirloin - three large chunks of gristle indicated to me that it was more likely a slice of brisket! I couldn't eat half of it and what was palatable was well beyond medium rare - in fact grey!

For dessert the profiteroles looked like they could have been served equally well in a hospital cafeteria - sickly sweet with store bought choc sauce - certainly not made al la chef

Overall very disappointed and wouldn't return - for any measure!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 2 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 2

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