Reading through the reviews it would seem very hit or miss as to the experience you have here. My friend and I arrived on a Saturday afternoon, first visit since becoming 'Ploughmans Table', and were quickly seated by the friendly server. There were only a handful of people in so service was quick and efficient. The waiter was very accommodating and seemed knowledgeable about the food and even offered to make us cocktails which were not on the menu.
The menu itself had a reasonable choice and I opted for the southern fried chicken burger and my friend had the chicken & Chorizo stack. Mine was fine although I did have to send it back because they had forgotten to put the burger sauce on but my friend was not keen on hers. She said it was because she didn't like the chicken being covered in sauce. Having just looked at the menu again online, I see that the description for the meal she had made no mention of the tomato based sauce (see pic) or that it would be smothering the chicken. It describes a 'stack' of chicken and chorizo served with house gravy so I can see why she was a little disgruntled.
With regard to the salad bar, we were not offered it but I had noticed on the back of the menu that it said free with any main course so mentioned it and was told yes, help yourselves. The bowls/plates were clean and the salad was fresh and there was a good variety which included rolls & butter and a selection of sauces.
To conclude, we were mostly satisfied with our food and happy with the service and had this been our first visit without reading the other reviews, we may have returned but there are clearly issues which need immediate attention. Yes the decor is tired but that can be forgiven if the quality of food is good and as the reviews show, that is an area that leaves a lot to be desired. Would I recommend this restaurant? honestly I would be reluctant to in case you had a bad experience like some of the other diners but things can improve and I would suggest that they have to if this business is to keep going so you will have to make up your own mind, taking everything into consideration.
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