I had read several great reviews of this bistro style restaurant, and was very much looking forward to our Saturday lunch. The upstairs restaurant was closed, and so we ate in the bar, but ordered off the main menu.
We started with the crab and avocado, which was lovely. But we ordered bread with it (£3 I think) which was a supermarket part baked baguette, badly cooked so it was part burnt and part undercooked. We put this down to the fact that we added it to our order rather late. Then I had the duck (with potato rosti) and my husband ordered the lamb (also with potatoes). These were both dishes that should have been cooked quickly at the last minute. we were asked how we would like them cooked, which led us to believe they would be freshly cooked. They both tasted as if they had been cooked the day before and had been reheated. I don't if they had been cooked when we ordered the starter and kept hot. The potatoes were inedible, the meat dried out.
I was so disappointed. We were surrounded by people eating off the bar menu, who seemed reasonably happy, so that may have been our mistake. We were due at the theatre tickets and so left without making a fuss. Also I didn't want to add to the unpleasantness of the experience as it was a special occasion. we will certainly never go there again.
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