We chose to eat here primarily because of the Spree Book although ended up going for the fixed price menu as it worked out cheaper - 2 courses for £15/3 for £18.
Once I fought my way though the bar and the waiting wedding guests, I reached the restaurant where the waitress didn't seem to have a note of my reservation despite phoning for one but the restaurant was virtually dead (at 7.30pm!) so there wasn’t a problem with getting a table! Despite being in before my companions, I wasn’t offered a drink until they arrived.
I bypassed the starters as I didn't like any of the choices (soup/Thai fishcakes/salad) and went straight to the main course. Again there was a limited choice (Cajun chicken/salmon/vegetarian option) and I went with the chicken while my guests chose the salmon. I asked for the chicken without the salad (not asked if I wanted veg instead) and when it came it was minus the rice too although when I pointed this out to the waiter it was quickly returned and the rice added to my plate. It did taste very nice and every morsel was eaten and likewise my companions lapped up all their salmon.
I was the only one having dessert (others went for starters) and the chocolate torte was very nice although it was served on a warm plate so the ice-cream melted quite quickly.
Whilst the food was nice it’s a pity the service didn't come up to scratch. I don’t know if it was because there was a big wedding on that the restaurant was left short-staffed and I’d have hated to seen how long things would have taken had the restaurant filled up rather than only about one third of the tables being used although one of them did contain a large party.
Nobody was coming to check if we needed drinks, we had to ask someone passing for more and likewise once the main course plates were removed we waited easy 20 mins without nobody approaching us with menu’s for dessert. We reflected the service given in the miserly tip we left as none of us felt like they’d deserved more.
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