as you can see this is about the newly opened Amore 2 restaurant at Ashbrooke - as it doesnt have its own site .
went there last night 15/12/12 for my birthday , dont get out much due to cost and its a treat , chose this place as its within easy walking distance .
firstly , the waiters are very friendly , the restaurant itself is housed in a smallish room within the cricket grounds , bar , and everything else are seperate so you are quite enclosed its a bit like being in a sitting room . not that we were over bothered by this .
the menu is very very limited in restaurant terms , you are down to a few dishes each section , to the point where i chose a special which i wouldnt normally go for . Potato skin starter was perfectly ok , the bread basket wasnt 1 slice between 2 - ordinary sliced white (possibly straight out of asda ?)
We both had chicken , mine was the breaded with tomato and ham ,(not my usual choice but there was little else). and it was fine , my husbands choice was also fine , nothing special just ok .
it was accompanied by a few vegatables , cooked from frozen ( you can always tell and it was remarked by the table next to us as well) , broccalli , cauliflower and carrots -- there really is no excuse for this at all , when you charge this price for a main meal , surely you can supply fresh veg ! we dont eat frozen at home .
the wine was average , the desert , was quite nice and the liqueor coffee was again ok , nothing exceptional , but the price -- not a drop in the ocean here .
in all i cant recommend , as there are much better restaurants who charge less and produce better food - the closest being the ashbrooke . the main Amore i am aware is better than this , but , this is your name , your brand and its just not up to scratch ....oh and being given the bill before we ask after an hour and a bit is also not good customer service , just because you want the table , its better to ask if you mind moving to the bar ?. all in all not a good write up for the sunderland echo .
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