All reader reviews by Anonymous
This was one of the worst meals I and my partner have ever had.
The starter of Parmesan basket with poached egg and asparagus was quite promising. It all went wrong with the mains, which at an average of £15 are certainly up with 1 star Michelin prices.
My partner ordered the veal and I the calves liver. Hers arrived swimming in an insipid gravy and looked very pallid. My liver, something not difficult to cook was certainly not medium and presentation wise was more akin to a damp mouldy shoe leather and about as tasty too. The so called thick cut chips tasted to all intent and purposes as if they were made by messers McCain. The rather hapless waiter had to be reminded to bring our rocket salad, which again was lack lustre.
Needless to say we didn't have a dessert on account of us not wishing to lose anymore money, since our bill was already around £70 for one starter, two mains and a bottle of wine ! Neither of us are adverse to spending money but if we both want value and more importantly good food. That is after all why we all go out to dine and a restaurants raison d'etre.
This is a real shame as the restaurant is in a lovely location and is well presented. Given it's location and the potential local clientele it fails to deliver on it's most key level. Sadly this really is the definitive style over substance and given the current climate will not succeed.
I suppose the we should have realised how bad it was when the Maitre 'd said " Nobody books, everyone just turn up". Well maybe nobody books because having dined there they never return. Avoid
Friday, June 25, 2010
Food 2 | Service 3 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 2