Went to the Chance for a meal on Friday 28th 2012. Used to go there many years ago and used to really enjoy it. Booked table for 3 @ 7pm thinking that was a wise move. When we arrived there was one table of 4 and no other customers by the time we left. The room is quite large and with so few people, there was no atmosphere. There is no 'country pub charm' about this place. Many wooden tables and chairs and a few pictures on the wall.
I would like to say that the young woman serving was very pleasant and the food was well cooked.
The King prawn starter costing £5.95 consisted of 4 prawns. Our main courses were Sea Bass @ £12.50 and what was served was half a fillet about 6 inches long and 2 inches wide - hardly enough to even get the taste of it, Arbroath breaded Haddock (£10.50), once you lifted off the crumb type coating which was rather unpleasant, all that was left was a very, very thin fillet. Third main was breast of chicken, haggis and whisky sauce, which was a good portion size (£10.50).
When the waitress asked if everything was ok, I did say that we were not impressed and that I have never seen such a small peice of Sea Bass, the Chef then came out and told us that this was the size that was bought in but he would cook some more if required, he was very nice about it but to be honest, all we wanted to do by then was eat up and leave. We didn't have dessert, not when a plate of cheese and oatcakes was priced at £6.50.
All in all, unless you live in the village and don't have transport, I would not recommend eating here if you want good value for money or atmosphere.
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