I'm sad to say that although my earlier review was completely sincere, I've since revisited and had a disappointing time. I took a party of 8 people to the restaurant for dinner early in January. Service was slow (there were only 10 customers in total, so it shouldn't have been a problem) and there were some things that would have surprised me even if we'd just walked off the street, not booked and confirmed well in advance as we did. We were offered bread...it came...limp brown ready-sliced supermarket bread. Not exactly what you'd expect in a 'brasserie and patisserie' in Glastonbury of all places, where it couldn't be easier to buy good bread even if you can't bake it yourself. We had a main course which was OK, some choices better than others. When I asked for the dessert menu I was told there wasn't one, 'because we haven't really got any desserts, what with it being after Christmas and New Year' (it was two weeks after Christmas, actually and again, they DID know we were coming) but the waiter could offer us cake from the glass case. To be fair the cakes are nice but I didn't want to eat a slice of cake for dessert, so after some head-scratching the waiter suggested he could probably get me vanilla ice cream and pancakes. They came and were better than nothing but they were the sort of thing I might make at home. Some of my party had come a long way (from Devon and from Gloucestershire) for an annual get-together, and I had invited them to a restaurant with sliced bread and no dessert menu. Talk about embarrassing... Sorry, Orangerie, I was a real fan of yours after my first meal but this was such a let-down.
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