I visited this restaurant with family and friends as I had bought a Groupon offer for 2 course mealupon entering the restaurant i was put off by the dirty carpets and the disco lights above the bar.
We were served buy a very polite young girl who seated us at a nice table where only one other couple were eating. We soon realised that we were the only 6 people in the restaurant, which is usually a bad sign but as it was a Tuesday lunchtime I gave it the benefit of the doubt.
As we had the Groupon offer, we had a limited menu, which I had expected. There was one soup choice and a goats cheese risotto ball option for starters and for mains, a chicken, leek and mushroom pie or a belly of pork with braised red cabbage.
I opted for the goats cheese starter, not many complaints here, they were tasty. Only issue was the garlic aoli was so strong it was almost spicy.
My friend opted for the soup of the day, which was vegetable, apparently. It was infact a strange cream based cauliflower cheese emulsion, which she couldn't eat as she doesn't like cheese! Nobody mentioned it was a cheesy vegetable soup!
Then to the mains,2 of my friends went for the chicken,leek and mushroom pie. Edible but no leek to be seen anywhere, mash was a strange gluey consistency, like water had been added to it. Suffice to say, they didn't eat much of it at all.
My mother and I went for the belly pork, possibly our favourite cut of meat! Both very excited about it! To my utter shock, we were presented with a pork chop atop a mound of the same wall paper paste mash! Oh and a deep fried peice of crackling that was clearly cooked in yesterday's chip fat!
We were so astonished that they had ppresented us with what was so obviously a pork loin chop, I really could not let it go by the by.
I approached the lovely girl at the bar, explaining, politely that we had infact not been given pork belly. She asked if I would like to complain, to which I said, if she could just make the chef aware but it wasnt a big issue. Just giving feedback...
The poor girl was sent back from the kitchen to tell us that "he said it is infact pork belly but he has tried it of all fat and has flattened it."
I nearly spat my coke over the table!!! Never heard such a blatant lie in my life and to make that poor girl tell us rather than the chef leaving the kitchen to explain to us was just awful! He clearly thought we were complete morons who had never seen pork belly before! How do you even completely trim pork belly of fat!? And why would you!? Thats the whole point! It was a very dry pork chop!
Despite complaining and none of us eating our food, we were also expected to pay for our one round of soft drinks which I think was a little off considering.
It was all pretty disappointing and will definitely not be visiting again.
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