Went for Sunday evening dinner with my partner tonight in Brownes Brasserie. Waitress and French Waiter very friendly. Ordered French Onion soup and Chicken Liver Pate for starters. The Soup was ok, the pate tasted v poor served with a very odd sauce and the accompanying 'brioche' was just plain toast. Main course was Supreme de poulet (very plain with an in-describable sauce served with three triangles of turnip that also tasted incredibly strange. We had been told there was plenty of vegetables with the main course!) , and Baked black cod with pearl barley and cauliflower risotto and bacon foam. This was over cooked very dried fish and barely cooked pearl barely that was not in any form a risotto. The whole dish was tasteless). I sent the cod back and asked for some greens and a bowl of champ that was on the menu. 20 minutes later they arrived. Champ was almost grey, and very watery - obvious that the potatoes had been soaking in water for some time prior to being cooked. I ate greens and sent champ back and asked for the bill. 20 minutes later the bill arrived with everything on it. I asked the waitress to explain. She went away and came back and said that the chef and manager said that the cod dish was fine and there was nothing wrong with it and we had to pay. Up to then I was not that bothered but this I found ridiculous! I said I would not be paying for something that I sent back and was tasteless, that such a response was appalling and embarrassing and asked to speak to the manager. The poor waitress came back with a new bill with items removed. (It seems the 'manager' was working from another venue on the night and not actually on the premises). Appalling way to treat customers. Will not be back and as a local the Village is crying out for some decent restaurants like Dunne & Crezenci's which is great, who know how to cook and treat their customers.
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