The Old Post Office used to be my go-to place to eat in Wallingford. I have eaten here numerous times over the years, mainly for work, but for social occasions as well, and the food was always very good. However, I ate here last night and the food has seriously gone downhill.
I had the whitebait to start. In the past it was one of my favourite dishes. Last night they were undercooked so that the fish were soggy and also tasteless. Also, the portion sizes have been seriously been reduced, whilst the prices have not. In addition, they had forgotten the sauce, which I had to ask for. Not a great start...
For the main course I had the lamb duo. I have not had this before, but I was seriously disappointed. Whilst the meat component was good, it was completely covered in a disgusting gelatinous goo that was supposed to represent a red wine jus. The small portion of token veg were also disappointing.
I had the brownie to finish, which was fine.
Other disappointments include awful service (ignoring customers, forgetting drinks orders etc), stupid novelty serving slates, baskets etc (what's wrong with plates?), eating off greaseproof paper (to protect the slates). The list goes on...
Considering you pay a fairly premium price for eating here, I would expect far more. I had spent a lot of money in here over the years, but I may consider going elsewhere in the future.
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