We booked this restaurant online and expected to have a reserved table when we arrived. There was no evidence that our reservation had been made. Fortunately there was a spare table as we had made an early reservation but had we been an hour later I am not sure we would have had a table.
The waiter who initially served us gave us a menu but didn’t ask whether we wanted a drink. He rushed off before we had time to ask him and so we had to wait until the return of the other waiter to take our order before we had a drink.
I had no previous experience of this restaurant and after this start I thought this might be a restaurant that focused on quantity rather than quality and so neither of us ordered a starter – mistake! I chose Hake and it was the best Hake I have ever eaten. My wife chose the pork. The belly pork and the black pudding were to die for but the pork loin was a little tough. The presentation of both dishes was up there with the very best Michelin starred restaurants. The tarte du jour was cherry and was also beautifully presented but the taste was even better.
The restaurant is quite small and unprepossessing.
The final annoyance was the bill. There is no a la carte option for the fish – it comes as part of a £35 three course menu. My wife’s pork cost £17, my two courses were £28. The a la carte price of the tarte du jour was £5.50 and I would have expected the fish to be a similar price to the pork.
To me food is the main part of assessing a restaurant and if it were just food I would have rated this as an outstanding restaurant but I cannot ignore the shortfalls in service so only 75/100 I am afraid.
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