I really have left this review too long - I don't like to complain but, the longer time has gone on, the more annoyed I am with myself for not saying something sooner...
£235 for a poor to average meal (for five) has been playing on my mind - we went with a group of friends on 8th May following a superb concert at Exeter Cathedral. What has made this review more difficult was that it was at the invitation of friends who like this place and made the reservation.
Poor table lighting gave such a gloomy ambience that I struggled to see the menu. On asking for a candle (to see by and add a slight note of cheer) I was told there were none but the lights could be turned up - but, this never happened.
Waiter service was efficient but obvious that the staff wanted to go home, in fact Im sure that kitchen staff had gone home as the food had obviously been cooked and then kept warm, to the point that my risotto was dried out and the pizza hard.
Finally, friends Mum asked for a glass of dessert wine with her pudding (as had had on previous visits) and was told it is only sold by the bottle - so, we all said we would join her in a glass - the waiter brought us a bottle of Spumante which is entirely different to dessert wine, which we felt obliged to have.
Rarely have I felt so disappointed in an evening meal (we paid our share) but felt awkward about complaining as we were there at the invitation of friends.
Exeter has many great places to eat - this is not one of them...
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