We went on a very quiet Friday night to this restaurant. We had heard very good things. The entrée menu we thought was rather limited. Not fancying smoked salmon pate or the seafood chowder, I opted for the soup, which I don't tend to like doing for an entrée due to it filling me up too much before the main course, but it was a good choice as it was delicious (kumara and pumpkin). My partner was a little disappointed with his mushroom entrée. He thought it was as though it had been quickly zapped in the microwave. He thought the steak was satisfactory enough. The hoisin sauce was a very interesting choice of sauce to accompany venison that I chose and it did work very well. What we did think was exceptionally odd, as did the other diners in the restaurant at the same time, was the placing of toasted "chippies" on top of everyone's main meal! Surely, there is a much more tasteful garnish that could be used than this???
We skipped dessert, as there was nothing to tempt our palates. The option of carrot cake and similar were far too heavy after an evening meal and is best kept for their day time café customers. I do have to praise them on their wine selection. They had wines from local small wineries, which was refreshing to see and at reasonable prices.
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