My friend and I booked a table a week in advance of our visit. On arrival, however, our booking appeared to be a surprise to the staff. As it was early (6pm) we were shown to a room with mis-matched, wobbly legged tables; ours was next to the kitchen door which was hinged to swing backwards and forwards. Big mistake as, throughout our meal, there was the constant noise of the door being kicked, or backside butted, open and left to swing closed. I was closest to it and cringed every time I saw someone heading in that direction.
The starter was served and was delicious, but while waiting for the main course, one of the waitresses started cleaning an adjacent table. (As an aside, can anyone tell me why no-one ever thinks to clean the underside of the table top, as this is where most sticky finger marks and bits of food debris [and sometimes worse] are!). Back to the P & W - the waitress, who was not wearing latex gloves, took a dirty looking cloth from a dresser top, sprayed the table with a cleaning agent, wiped the table top and slate place mats, then promptly picked up fresh cutlery, napkins etc, to re-set the table without washing her hands. Sorry, but I don't want to use cutlery that's been picked up by someone who has debris from other diners, and table wiping spray, on their hands.
We both ordered fish and chips. The fish was good, although the portion size was very small, and the chips had obviously been standing for some time before being plated up as they were very limp and soggy.
All in all, for the price paid, it was very disappointing and not very good value. taken together with the cleanliness issue mentioned above, we will not be returning.
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