We visited the Yew Tree Inn for dinner on my wife's Birthday. Friends had visited for Sunday lunch and the venue came with high recommendation.
Despite booking on the quarter hour the restaurant was full within 10 minutes of our arrival. The service was slow and although we were ready to order we were told we had to wait until they had taken the order from the larger group whom had arrived seconds before us. We did not appear to have an allocated waitress, being asked the same question by different people on more than one occasion.
The team need to review their booking schedule as I'm sure the current practice puts both front and back of house under unnecessary pressure. Additionally they might benefit from reviewing their table management strategy.
The food was well cooked and nicely presented if a little bland and unimaginative with flavours and seasonings.
Our bill was in excess of £25 per head for two courses and one bottle of wine,OK for London quality service and food, a standard to which The Yew Tree sadly falls short.
They also need to make sure the menu accurately describes the dishes served, especially if they contain nuts!
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- Also Known As:
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- The Yew Tree Manuden, Essex