Again as returning customers we had chosen to eat at the Rutland arms. This time I wasn't as impressed as my last review.
7 of us went out for dinner for a family get together. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a smiling man behind the bar, told him of our reservation and was promptly seated. The waiter came over took our order of first drinks.
I had to go to the bar to order our starters and then for the second round of drinks. We finished or starters and he took the order for mains. That's when it went down hill.
Two other tables came in after us and ordered after us but got served, finished and left BEFORE us. We waited for over an hour for our mains- even there was 7 of us we ordered pretty basic things and they had two chefs on. I had to go to the bar to see where our meals were and was told they would be 5 mins.
Personally I ordered a angus pure fillet steak to be cooked medium ( I really don't like the sight of blood on my plate) it came out medium to rear with blood coming out. Not a nice start. I persevered thru it. ( another member of our part wasn't to have exactly the same and it came out exactly like mine ) we wearnt prepared to send it back as we didn't want to wait any longer. The rest of the dish was superb as was our starters and our dessert.
The mains of the others wearnt what they expected either. But I won't review for them.
Other than that it was a great night and a great restaurant and the service was awesome. Even the waitress that took photos for us on our phones was bloody awesome and a real crack up as was the guy that served us our mains - top man!!
The price - we didn't think that $400 odd for 7 of us with starters to share, drinks, mains and dessert was over priced- actually spot on.
Don't let this stop you going - hopefully the chef was just off his game this particular night as it is the first bad experience we have had.
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