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Smithfield Bar & Grill

What a total let down! I was taken there by my boyfriend on Saturday 27th January – we arrived at 9pm to a basically deserted restaurant, but there was no one there to great us, so we had to wander aimlessly through the empty bar area until we managed to find a waitress. We were then shown to our booth which was lovely – and then we waited… and waited… we were given menus but then it took over 25 minutes to even be asked if we wanted a drink, it was only after repeatedly trying to get the waitresses attention someone finally came over. A bad start.

We ordered our starters and our mains, wine and champagne, and then waited…

The champagne and wine came together and then the starters turned up – a few measly prawns in a very tacky looking dish and a ‘slice’ of baked camembert with 3 slices of the hardest, stalest toast and limp celery – what a treat.

We left shortly after, the manager did not even question our reasons for leaving, she new it was shoddy service and mediocre food. Luckily we got in to Smiths of Smithfields on the other side of the market – which was a usual, terrific!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 3 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0

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