Having had a lovely sea bass meal about 18 months ago, we revisited expecting something spaecial. Our elbows were touching those dining at the next table, but what the heck, we thought, it shows the food must be good if they're packing them in.
I asked about the origin of the Sirloin Steak, described as 'local', the waitress asked the chef who I saw shrug and tell her to tell me 'its local' ! What an insulting way to treat diners who know the area and want a bit more detailed info.
Anyway, insult was added to injury when the steak arrived. The honey & wholegrain mustard sauce totally overpowered the steak with a sweet sickly flavour ( so I can't tell you if the meat was good or bad) and the vegetables consisted of 4 minute baby carrots and 6 green beans and 4 tiny shrivelled new potatoes ( between the two of us) all overcooked and wrinkled by microwaving. My friend ordered an unmemorable fish dish and we had an average bottle of wine, no starters coffee or dessert and the bill was £35. I felt as if I'd been mugged.
The waitress asked if we'd enjoyed the meal. I said 'no'....she shrugged and cleared the plates away! Thre's a lot of hype surrounding Pavarottis....but maybe they should stick to re-heating pre-prepared Italian dishes because the food and the attitude of staff truly left a bad taste behind....we as Island residents were ashamed & embarrassed to say we were treated like tourists. What a bad advert for precious Isle of Wight trade.
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