I don't normally go in for reviews etc but simply had to share complete dissatisfaction with our experience at what is described as as top hotel in the Winchester area.
It was my wife and I anniversary, we don't get to eat out much these days, what with a young child but when a friend offered to baby sit we thought we would push the boat out a bit, well I wished we had stayed in harbour and gone to the 'chippy,
Table booked for 8.30, arrived early for a drink at the bar but so packed took almost 20 mins to get served, at about 8.50 I enquired as to dealy with , only to be miraculously shown to our table. Menus followed very quickly only for bread to take about 20mins. Starters, I ordered chicken liver parfait which I think was biked in from tesco, my wife ordered sauteed mushrooms which turned out only to be drier than the burnt toast which accompanied my parfait. Almost a full hour later mains arrived, my wife ordered a very mediocre baked cod with lentils (green salad extra) whilst I went for the moules mariniere. The actual mussels were OK and was provided a spoon for the liquor, unfortunate then that it was only slightly less salty than the north sea. Did we stay for pud or coffee, well a trip to the late night garage for a mars bar seemed a safer bet. Insult was only added to injury when following payment of the bill we found out that my wife's mother and father had already put £50 on the tab for us to have a good time, luckily they realised this mistake at the end and refunded us the money. Would I recommend the Hotel du vin, I think not.
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