We booked a table for my father in law’s birthday on Bank Holiday Sunday for a party of 6 as relatively local.
The table was booked for 12:30 & on entering it was all a bit empty AND we were led to a table next to the one actually booked – one of our party (been here a few times) has poor eyesight & the table was booked knowing there was good light – no problem, we just went to the table we had wanted.
Once settled in our drinks order was taken while we perused the menu, and the ‘specials’ menu. My pint of Bombardier was excellent & the ladies enjoyed their Chardonnay – much chatting & catching up delayed placing our order but our very pleasant waitress checked back regularly & eventually we had all chosen.
Starters were all enjoyed – my whitebait could have been a bit more plentiful - nicely presented in a huge wineglass with a layer of paper inside – tipped onto the plate probably enough for a starter and very nice.
Mains were a selection – all enjoyed – my turkey roast dinner was excellent – lots of meat and very nice veg – the potatoes (not usually keen) were all eaten.
Throughout we were checked on to see if all was okay without being intrusive – and the place was really filling up so the atmosphere was good.
The men all full but the ladies all had desserts, which were all very well presented & enjoyed.
Throughout, our waitress was excellent, gentle banter with the mixed age group, which really added to the experience (should have got her name).
The only slight uncomfortable moment came when the birthday boy came to pay the bill by credit card & the waitress on delivering the card reader said ‘Can you just check the total of £142 ….’ Ooh we all really didn't want to know that – just a suggestion this can be done more discretely?
Overall, an excellent meal for everyone delivered by a really nice waitress.
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