Being local to use, we've eaten here before - having a restaurant of this calibre on your doorstep who wouldn't?! Never been Wowed, but never disappointed. This time, very disappointed! Service - shown to upstairs waiting room - no offer of drink, just pointed to a seat. Good 10 minutes later, Kir Royale appeared - very nice - no menu tho. Finally menu arrived - fine, but lighting so dim neither of us could read it easily but together we got there. Menu sounded delightful - several dishes tempted but we both independently decided upon good old fashioned sirlion beef roast tatties and yorkshire pud!! Order taken - then canapes arrived - kind of... I think they were being given to much later arrivals than us at the next table, but when we said 'think they're our's" - waitress finished her description of them to us but left them on other couples table!! They agreed we were further on in process than they, and we transferred them. Barely done, we were then told "Table ready, follow me!'.Er, no, we'd like to finish canapes please.
Frantically trying not to let this spoil our evening when it was barely started, we finished canape quicker than we might otherwise, and went downstairs. Shown to table, OH squeezed past next table to bench seat at back, and we settled down for nice meal on romantic evening. Signs not good tho - lady of couple on next so close table obviously well drunk and berating her partner on the behaviour of his 23 year old son, who walked all over him. I could go on to describe all of his short comings, but in fairness to Eat on the Green, behaviour of other guests isn't totally under their control - but tables not so close would have alleviated problem a little - we were in direct firing line fo Madam's opinions!!
Starter arrived, very nice both of them, then mains... Oh dear - the Yorkshire pud was missing, and there were chips - then realised it was basically a sirloin steak meal - very nice if thats what you'd been looking forward to, but not so if you'd spent the last 40 minutes or so salivating about a good chef cooked Yorkshire pud! Duly pointed this out and initially told we were mistaken - Sunday roast is lunchtime only - we both insisted other wise, and the menu was checked - "oh dear, one menu had a misprint of Sunday roast, sorry, never mind it's still sirloin". No Madam - you miss the point - we'd perused the menu, made our selection based upon the whole dish - to find the meat was the same but nothing else doesn't really hack it!! We were asked what could be done about it - a little difficult rechoosing at 10pm, they couldn't provide what we'd ordered - the evening was spoilt. Entertainment from next table continued so at least we had something to laugh at, and a dish of onion rings and pancetta was delivered as partial reparation.
Cheese board very nice, and further drink for me and port for OH were found at billing point to be complementary. Nice gesture, but didn't make up for disappointment.
Not a £60 per head package I'm afraid - service particularly initially poor, wrong meal, poor ambience, no real appreciation of why we were upset, that we'd chosen a meal and didn't get it.
OK- EOTG not to know but I have terminal cancer. They can't tell me how long I've got, still trying to treat it. Hopefully I may have a few more Valentines Days to spend with my husband, but this may have been our last - thanks for the memories!!
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