We were in the area for a week and this restaurant was close to where we were staying. We went first on Tuesday night. The place was almost empty but the service was very slow. My husband had a pork dish which he quite enjoyed and I had mushroom stroganoff which was all right. However, my husband (who has coeliac disease) was delighted to find a gluten free cheesecake on the dessert menu. It was the first cheesecake he'd been able to eat since being diagnosed 12 years ago! That, combined with the fact that we were given a 50% off voucher for our next meal, made us decide to go again.
We booked on Friday morning for Friday evening. The only times available were 7.15 and 8.30. We chose 7.15 and arrived on time. We were shown to a table at the far end of the restaurant, by the window, which was quite pleasant. We ordered, got our drinks quite quickly - and then waited for FIFTY MINUTES for our meal to arrive. I had ordered a vegetarian option described as crispy potato skins topped with roasted vegetables and cheese. I turned out to be a baked potato with a few bits of onion and pepper and some cheese. My husband had ordered lamb, which was overcooked. The waitress had disappeared so there was no one to complain to - and we didn't fancy waiting while his dish was changed, so he ate it.
Eventually the waitress returned and asked if everything was all right - a bit late, because by then we'd finished eating. We asked her for the dessert menu - and waited some more. A waiter then came over and asked if we'd like the dessert menu. When we got it, we told him to stay put while we decided what to have. My husband had the cheesecake again, but I chose something called 'lumpy bumpy' - a concoction of sponge and cream with a toffee flavouring. It sounded very nice - in fact it was so sweet that it was inedible. If we hadn't had the half price voucher, I should have been very annoyed indeed. As it was, it was a poor meal, but it was cheap. The waiters and waitresses all looked to be teenagers and we wondered whether they were on work experience. There didn't seem to be anyone in charge of them.
If you're desperate for a gluten-free cheesecake, give it a go. Otherwise, find somewhere else!
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