The hotel first. Looks tired, weeds growing up thru paving stones/gravel, uncared for flower pots, some place need a lick of paint. All in all looks like it needs a re-vamp. Room - bed comfortable and bathroom good size with a nice bath. Plenty of hot water.
Food - dinner. Prentious food and not very good. This was just over two weeks ago and I can only remember two things we ate. They presented a amuse bouche which was disgusting. It was a little vot shot glass with had two small balls of melon in it, along with melon juice and an ancovy. It was revolvting. My husband had foie gras to start and it tasted of very little - it was very poor quality. I can't remember what we had for the mains or pudding but must have been very mediocre otherwise I would have remembered. My husband had cheese which he said was ok to good. Wine was very reasonably priced.
Service - not very good. One of the waitress, rather plump, was serving wearing a large, stetched out, washed out long white (now grey) tee-shirt. More appropriate to doing the washing up then serving in what I think the owners belives is a foodie/good restauarnt. I can't really believe that they let her go out and serve looking like that. Anway, the service was not great. At one stage we had to wait 30 mins for our mains to be cleared. I don't like looking at a plate which has congealing gravy/jus on it for 30 mins. The waitress got in a strop when my husband asked her to clear the plates, explaining that we had been waiting for 30 minutes. A stroppy "j'arrive, j'arrive" was forthcoming but no apology. I think she reflected on her atitude because 5 minutes later when she returned to clear she did apologise.
Breakfast was a selection of cold meats, chese (I think), fresh croissant, pain au chocolate etc. Coffee was not bad.
Overall - mediocre. I think next time we travel to the south of France we will stay somewhere else.
Nice dog though.
- Also Known As:
- Auberge De La Scierie Aube/Aix-En-Othe