We booked a table for two having looked at the menu online and being locals we are always on the lookout for somewhere new to eat out.
Oh dear! The first warning sign was when mentioning that we had a booking that they knew us by name even though we had never been there before. Indeed we were the only ones in the restaurant that night and it's the only time I have been grateful for piped music.
We ordered rack of lamb with a herb crust and plain burger and fries. What a disappointment. The burger was not freshly made and resembled a frozen Dales Steak and had no discernable flavour; the lamb was tasteless with what can only be described as fine dust with herbs on top with a very strange rather artifical flavour - it was nothing like a herb crust. Honestly one of the worst meals we have ever eaten in Oxford. We'd suggest scrapping the restaurant all together and replacing it with a bar serving simple bar meals or at least getting in a chef with some drive and imagination to produce a short, simple menu based on good fresh local ingredients. All in all a very dismal and depressing experience and very over priced too. We won't be returning or recommending this hotel to anyone based on this experience.
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