I have visited The Oaklands lots of times in the past and usually I'm happy with everything however, after visiting on Friday night I was left really disappointed.
To be fair, we ordered food 15 minutes before the kitchen closed - leaving it quite late - but that shouldn't change the quality of the food served.
I ordered the sizzling chicken skewers with piri piri sauce (one of my favourite dishes) and my partner ordered the Bandito burger after i had recommended it to him... Usually my sizzling skewers come out from the kitchen still sizzling - hence the name, but this time they were served looking like they had been sat there for hours under a heater... There was way too much piri piri sauce as well, it to ally overpowered the chicken, so much so that i couldn't eat it as it was too spicy.
My partners food came and looked like it had been thrown on the plate, the burger was all over the plate and not in a tower, the chips were soggy and there was no side salad....
Nobody came to ask if our food was ok so when they came to clear the plates i explained that i had to leave 80% of my meal as there was far too much spicy sauce. She didn't seem interested and just said "do you want a drink of water?"
Overall we were really disappointed in The Oaklands this time, we will return to give them another chance but i definitely wouldn't recommend eating there later on in the evening.
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