Booked a group of 6 + 1 toddler for Easter Sunday lunch with less than 48 hours notice, based on the location and the menu posted online. The hotel was (as expected) very busy, but we were taken to our table swiftly, and there were lots of waiting staff in attendance. Nice that pretty much every table has a sea view. Drinks order was taken and served quickly, but unfortunately the Old Speckled Hen that is advertised on their site was 'off' with no adequate real ale replacement. No wine list provided either, which is unusual, especially when we made clear we were interested in having wine.
Food order taken and starters arrived pretty quickly. All polished off with relish. Main courses were timely, and served in huge portions. Well cooked and accompanied by perfectly cooked carrots, cabbage, mashed swede and mashed potatoes. Unfortunately there was an issue with the fish pie, billed as "seabass, scollop and king prawn" but actually predominantlynother salmon. 1 of the 3 people ordering this did not like salmon, another can't eat salmon and the other would have thought twice had it been mentioned on the menu.
The waitress was uninterested, but offered to get the manager. The manager didn't arrive, but the head waitress came over an asked what she could do to fix the problem. She arranged a fresh dish to be prepared, without the offending salmon, and promised to speak to the chef about the unlisted ingredient. The replacement arrived quickly, with a fresh side dish of veg.
Table was cleared promptly and dessert menus provided. The waiters gave us a nice gap before taking our order, which was appreciated after the hearty portions provided previously. Desserts and cheese boards were delicious, as was the coffee which followed.
In all lunch took us about 2 hours, which was just right. We didn't feel rushed, nor were there long gaps waiting for food or drinks.
We'll definitely return for lunch in the future.
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