Regular visitors to the region which is not renowned for good eating experiences we were attracted by an advert in the local paper and thought we would give the restaurant a try with a view to adding it to our approved venues.
Day one ( Aug 2nd ) was a lunchtime visit and we chose scallops and the Rossini Steak. The Scallops were first class but the Steak was cooked to our requirements but quite tasteless and it was not helped by the tasteless bread and pate foundation.Whilst we were disappointed we thought that we would give the restaurant a second chance and booked Dinner for the 12th August. We both had the Whitebait as a starter and found that tasteless and not in fact crispy as advertised. For the main meal I tried the Mussels which were very tasty although seven would not open and were discarded ( why did the chef not reject them?) The meal was somewhat spoilt by presentation I was given a tiny dish to take the discarded shells a very tiny finger bowl and a single napkin. My wife chose the fish pie that was mostly tasteless mashed potato,and the cheese topping was barely noticeable. She drew the waiters attention to her dissatisfaction with the dish and he thanked her for her comments and said that he would advise the chef. In spite of the fact that she left the major part of the meal she was not offered a reduction in price or free sweet as compensation.
A further disappointment for us was that we had expected to order the Seafood Platter but was told that it had to be pre ordered, we were not advised our long in advance of the visit a pre order was required.
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