My girlfriend and I arrived here as we had been recommended by the hotel we were staying at and heard many good reviews both online and from local people saying it was a little more upper class in terms of food choice. As we arrived into the busy wine bar area we were directed up the spiral staircase to the restaurant area that was fairly quiet for a Friday night. We both ordered starters of king prawns and scallops and thought to ourselves for the price we are paying (just shy of £10 for a starter) this better be decent - and it was, scallops were generous and cooked to perfection with the prawns exploding with taste. Sadly, this is where it ended and continued to go rapidly down hill. We both then went on to order a medium rare sirloin steak with fries. The service was sharp but sadly the steak knife provided wasn't and it immediately became apparent that we were hacking at our steaks to get a mouthful. However, it wasn't the knife that was the issue - for an establishment that prides itself on butcher cut meat I was appalled by the quality of the steak, it was thin and unbelievably chewy despite opting for medium, rare? It looked and tasted incredibly cheap. We returned our steaks to the very polite and more than helpful waitress.
She then went back to the kitchen (to see what she could do) and returned saying that she could offer us both the rib eye steak and hope it's better for us. To start with, this is a lesser cut of steak and was cheaper than the sirloin we had originally gone for - leaving us both puzzled and slightly embarrassed as a couple that NEVER sends food back. She then returned in good time with the steak that was remarkably better then the awful meat we had first time round - it was twice as thick and equally as juicy. We then proceeded to ask for the bill thinking before we have to ask perhaps they will have made a small deduction, gesture of good will to our bill for the inconvenience, she had charged us full price £71 for 2 people and for the price of the sirloin cut! All in all, we left gutted, slightly ripped off and massively dissapointed. My advice - go elsewhere.
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