I attended a birthday celebration here recently as part of a party of 16 people. Admittedly this was quite a large table but as a restaurant I'm sure they should be able to cope with this many, especially as the table was booked 3 weeks in advance and confirmed on the day.
It was a Saturday evening but there was only one other table in the restaurant at 7.30pm. Upon arrival we were seated on seperate tables, with two tables of 8 with a sizable gap between them. This felt very unpleasent and not at all like we were all members of the same party. We asked the waitress if we could move the tables together and she informed us that this would not be possible as it would be too difficult if we wanted to get out for the toilet. We said that this was fine by us and we wouldn't mind if we had to struggle, we would rather be sat together - she then said that it makes it difficult to serve if there is one long table and refused to move the tables. Her manner was quite abrupt throughout the night, as if she was very flustered to be serving us even though there were two waitresses designated to our table and hardly anyone else in the restaurant.
The drinks orders also got mixed up with wrong drinks being brought and then some completely forgotten about.
The food was very nice. It is a little more expensive than other restarurants but the portions are generous and for the most part the food is very tasty. There is a great range for vegetarians. The mock duck satay skewers are delicious. One dish that someone in the party ordered was soft shell crab and was far too salty, to the point of being inedible, and was left uneaten. Apart from this, the food went down well.
Overall, I think I would visit again as I have been before as part of a smaller gathering and as a couple and never had any problems with the service. The food is always good. But I would definitely advise against making a large booking. The bill came to over £400 and for this you would expect friendly and helpful service which was sadly lacking on this occassion.
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