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Andrew Edmunds

I have been to this restaurant 4 times now, and the service and quality of food have gradually fallen over time. The second to last occasion was for my father's retirement and the attitude of the staff was brisk, to say the least. The last occasion was with family again - 5 of us put onto a table that should have decently fitted a couple having a romantic dinner. We were presented with the usual handwritten menus and the waitress told us that if we weren't able to make our minds up (after only a few minutes of looking at the menu) "[she] might as well walk off and do something else". Charming.

Having ordered food and wine (the staff appeared to know little about either), the starter came quickly and was mediocre. The main course followed and was even more mediocre (a cheap cut of pork, poorly cooked with lukewarm mash for three of us). The table was so small that my brother ended up with his main course in his lap because he was balancing his plate on the edge of the table.

All this in a restaurant which is perennially busy. It seems to have been a victim of its own success and is resting on its laurels just a little too much. After two great dinners a while ago, one mediocre, and one downright awful (for the lack of service, space and value for money) I regret that I will not be returning again.

Monday, April 02, 2007
Overall rating 2 stars
Food 3 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 3 | Value for money 3

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