We first came to The Waterfront a few years ago and had a really enjoyable evening with good food, welcoming pleasant staff all be it a little expensive, so finding ourselves in the area again and celebrating our anniversary we decided to come back, we however notice that there had been a name change to Barristers, although all the stationary inside still said The Waterfront so I am not sure how long ago the name change took place, maybe we should have taken that as a sign as this visit was awful, 2 nice friendly girls waiting at tables one of which had only worked there for 3 weeks, I think she should find a job somewhere else as this place is not going to do her any favours, she had to keep checking to see if the drinks we wanted were available each time it was a no, so we had a bottle of very overpriced house wine, you know the sort pop down Lidls and a bottle for £2 type but costing over £20 here, we ordered our meal Tempura Prawns in sweet chilli sauce and Scallops for our starters, the scallops were overcooked and ended up being chewy, and the prawns didn't even fill the batter they came in and tasted as if they were re-heated, next I had a chicken with king prawns in a brandy and cream sauce, overall it was ok but not sure why there was a mild taste of mustard to it, my hubby on the other had had a steak dianne, he usually loves this sauce and is the only sauce he will have with a steak which is generally just as it is, the sauce was a bit of a funny colour compared to other he has had in the past much much darker and tasted sweet, he doesn't like sweet stuff, as for the steak he wondered if it really was a piece of steak at all, it was full of fat and grissle and very very chewy, we didn't bother a sweet. To sum up this place, avoid at all costs unless you have good money to burn and no appitite for anything to eat. Very dissapointed and spoilt what should have been a lovely evening, and really wish I had reviewed the reviews but didn't think we would need to after having a great first vist.
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