Like other people who have reviewed this restaurant (and others in the restaurant at the same time) we were dining on a Groupon 5 course taster menu purchased for £25 for two, but advertised on the offer at over £80 for two.
On arrival the premises looked pretty run-down, we went through reception and were shown to our table by a waitress, who was very friendly.
Our meal included a glass of house wine, which was mediocre at best.
The first course was vegetable soup (very thick, quite tasteless but edible) served with 1/2 slice of bread (which appeared to be a 'tiger loaf' probably purchased from the large local supermarket. The second course either black pudding or mushrooms. Again, the black pudding was edible though very dry and the mushroom dish was four or five button mushrooms in a sauce that was completely inedible, just looked like melted butter and cream that had gone off.
In the meantime, we ordered a bottle of wine but there were only a choice of three red (including the house). We did have a bottle of good red wine at a very reasonable price though.
On to the next course. My husband had chicken which was okay but it was served with a tasteless bed of non descipted potato/veg dish. I had pasta with tomato, mushroom and chilli. It tasted like a value microwave with a bit of extra tomato puree and chilli added to it.
Dessert was chocolate brownie and ice cream, which again appeared to be from the local supermarket. The final course was supposed to be a cracker with brie and cranberry. When the waitress brought the dish over she apologised and said they had run out of cranberry and replaced with a strawberry. On looking at our plate we realised what we had was a hovis cracker, a spoon full of grated cheddar and a strawberry.
Throughout the meal we spoke to the waitresses, who were very friendly, but they have become quite blaise about the whole situation. They get the same complaints day in day out. We spoke to the owner/managers wife on the our way out, but she really couldn't care......said she only works one day a week. When questioned about whether she cared about the problems she just replied "what do you want me to do about it". What more can I say .........
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