Oh dear, this really was shameful. It was Valentine's night - a night for the restaurant to really showcase itself...but not an Italian dish in site on the special Valentine's menu (this is an Italian restaurant isn't it?), nasty plastic salt & pepper pots and a cheap and nasty doily was the table decoration - oh, there were flowers, no cooking smells coming from the kitchen and 3 cold starters to choose from - all of which were abysmal and if you had the chunks of dry, hard nectarine and melon with a postage stamp piece of parma ham speared with cocktail sticks you'll know what I'm talking about! The main course was equally dismal - my partner had a cold main course which consisted of 3 large chunks of gorgonzola, 2 small pieces of french stick (least that's what it looked like) and a toffee pear cut in to chunks! Mine, oh superb two tiny tasteless pieces of veal, drizzled with a disgusting sauce and 5 Aunt Bessie's roast potatoes (ahh this was supposed to be the Italian dish) and they were not rescued by desert. At £25 per head, this was not value for money - and quite frankly felt ripped off! The service was random, the Manager/Owner didn't listen and kept forgetting our order! He is clearly so desperate to please and get it right, but sadly you couldn't have got it more wrong if you tried. Plan, prepare, organise and please find yourself a good chef or maybe you should seriously consider contacting Gordon Ramsey to come and help, guide and advise. Ordinarily we would have spoken with the Manager about this, we decided not to on this occasion simply because it was all so dreadful and we just couldn't wait to get out of there. We shall of course vote with our feet and will most definitely not be returning!
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