Always been a family favourite however the last couple of visits, where we have popped in to take advantage of the early bird menu, have left us feeling disappointed. This review is based on our experience on the last 2 occasions.
At the heart of this issue is the poor attitude from the manager, which is strange given how exceptionally well trained all members of the restaurant staff are.
The early bird menu does not seem to be a simple reduction in price to entice early diners in to the restaurant. There is a big reduction in the size of portion and on questioning one portion size,which was a delicious sounding meatball dish, we were told by the manager "well you ordered the early bird meal" (when it arrived looked like a starter or child's portion and had to quickly order a side of chips to add some substance).
If a restaurant offers an early bird menu I do not expect quantity and quality to be affected.
The Larwood does offer great inventive food (the selection of desserts were exceptional). If they continue to give the feeling of being 'too good' for an early bird menu, they need to scrap it, soon.
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