The decor is appealing and on a very sunny day the restaurant was light, airy, roomy and pleasant. Unfortunately the kitchen seemed to experience a total meltdown even though they were not overly busy. The starter was nice -- a very tasty cauliflower soup -- although not very large especially for the price. An hour later -- finally! -- our mains arrived. I asked for my cheeseburger medium rare and the server told me it comes medium -- in retrospect, a bad sign indicating that cooking to the customer's preference was beyond the kitchen's capability. Indeed, "medium" turned out to be overcooked. Instead of a juicy burger at this so-called "chophouse" I got a dry and overcooked burger on a dry and mealy bun. For £12.95, that's just wrong. Bath Ales, the owner of the restaurant, are a local business and I would like to see them succeed. But they need to raise their standard to an acceptable level that matches their high prices, or it's their own fault.
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