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Prince Alfred & Formosa Dining Room

My wife and I stayed at the Cololonade Hotel just around the corner and visited the pub following a day at Lords. We decided to stay and eat in the Formosa Room. We sat down and I ordered a bottle of Aussie chardonnay which when it arrived was obviously not right. The wine was was very dark ,syrupy and almost sherry like ,the waitress insisted that this was the "character" of the wine. After taking the wine to a colleague for a second opinion it was agreed that the wine was off and should be changed she then told us that several bottles of the wine had been returned. So what was the problem and why the attempt to decieve your customer. My wife and I both ordered scallops to start which were quite good but expensive at £7 for three scallops. My wife then ordered soggy rice with mushrooms. Well that was what she got she had in fact ordered mushroom risotto believe me no one who has been within 100 miles of the coast of Italy would describe this as risotto. I chose the special which was veal chop the only thing special was the price of £21 plus veg plus12.5% service it was worth a fiver at best the soggy rice £2 and the attempt to decieve was worth legal action. Enjoy my £80 it is the last you will ever get. I blame myself for letting you get away with it in the USA, Australia and even Ireland they would run you out of town . I hope i have saved some poor sod some hard earned cash

Ray Barker

Monday, May 21, 2007
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 1 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 0


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