We are National Trust members and have been coming to Bodnant Garden for years.
Unfortunately, the recent changes at the Tearooms have been for the worse, which is rather sad.
The choice of food has decreased, but more importantly, the quality has gone down considerably. We first noticed last year when the homemade hot pot changed; tasted bland, less beef, smaller portions and accompaniment such as salad was nowhere to be seen. Previously, the hot pot was also contained within a pastry bowl, this alas was removed.
Anyway, this time around we ordered a carrot and coriander soup, unfortunately it was watered down and bland.
The main meal, pork chop and vegetables was dry with such small portions. There was hardly anything on the plate!
And the dessert, a lemon meringue was again bland. There was no lemon/curd flavour, it was just a tasteless gelatin slab. Obviously scrimping, as we have had the meringue before the management change and the difference is night and day.
The Tearooms need to go back to providing more flavoursome, specialised, homemade food, not what is currently on offer, which pretty much amounts to the food you get at a supermarket cafeteria but at extortionate prices.
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