Went midweek with hubby, we've always liked visiting Burton Waters and read that a new Italian restaurant had opened. They've changed the layout from when it was the Deli Bistro - now has a small bar area, redecorated, seems a bit bigger? It's not a quiet romantic sort of place, too bright for that, but had a nice lively atmosphere when we went.
Staff are really friendly and attentive, it's very early days so still learning the ropes a bit, but they seem to 'fit' this place and looks like they'll be quite an asset.
Very nice location, has tables outside in a sheltered terrace which should be a really nice place for a meal or drink when the weather's good.
What let's this place down though is the food. We thought this would be a more individual, authentic, home - cooking sort of place, something in keeping with the unique, somewhat special location. It's nothing like that. Instead, it's a bog standard pizza/pasta/boil in bag joint. The bruschetta wasn't on crisp crusty ciabatta as expected, it just doesn't work on soft bread. The fillet steak strips were a big letdown - really poor quality meat hard to tell if it was beef, chewy, many strips were actually gristly, saved only by the sauce which tasted like most boil in bag efforts. Frozen Mcdonald style fries, handful of mixed salad leaves. You get the idea. Expected delicious hand/home made pasta in an Italian restaurant, but the penne just tasted like the dry stuff you eat at home.
It's very early days though and I suspect this place will be able to get the food side of things improved. Otherwise I don't see us going here for an Italian meal, there are so many better alternatives around.
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