Had a Groupon deal for a Steak dinner for two with wine. Phoned mid week to book a table for Friday evening, told they were very busy but could give us a table at 5.45pm. Arrived at 5.45pm the place was deserted,including no staff. Eventually found someonle and ordered drinks, took a table in the lounge area. Ordered starters of Goat's cheese tart with beetroot and salad and husband would have the soup, curried vegetable. Oh goodness, the tart was brick hard, could cut through it as a result the beetroot shot off the plate, now have purple marks on my light trousers!! Neither of us could eat our starters, told the waitress this but she just smiled inanely and took our plates away. Hopefully the steak dinner will be better. Were a bit perplexed that the waitress had not asked how we would like our steaks and couldn't check with her since she had yet again disappeared, was she maybe cooking the steaks! Our main course arrived on those 'sizzle' platters, steak was grey, we had ordered a creamsauce to go with it, it was like no Diane sauce I had ever seen or made! Again, no staff around so ended up going through to the kitchen area, where the waitress tried to tell me that there was nothing wrong with the sauce, oh yes, there is. She would speak to the chef. Waitress brought the slightly better sauce to us after about 7 minutes, no apology. Husband had sirloin, it was tasteless, I had rib-eye, it was awful, chewy and fatty, chips weren't cooked properly, onion rings were soggy, mushrooms hadn't even been cooked. Tomatoes were nice though! We weren't offered our wine, though given what the beer tasted like we weren't really bothered. We left at 6.50pm, leaving the £2 for the sauce on the table, the place was still deserted, no staff and no customers, I don't like being lied to, but at least having attempted to eat at this time we could go home and still make something decent to eat. We live locally so will not be returning and will certainly not be recommending this place to anyone. Not even a Groupon deal made this worthwhile so don't be tempted if it comes up again. Roslin Glen management you should be ashamed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 300 metres from Rosslyn Chapel on the old chapel cross, the Chapel Cross Guesthouse is a new business offering affordable accommodation for short or long term visits to the area and a newly refurbished Victorian tea room. Set in the historic neuk of Roslin 9 miles south of the picturesque capital of Edinburgh. The village most commonly known for its famous Chapel and its starring role in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code also is the home of Dolly the sheep, the first cloned animal and Bovril Johnson the inventor of the drink Bovril. The guesthouse is run by Richard, Amy and baby Harriet it has been a labour of love since taking over in August of 2013. They have been carefully restoring the building and plan to provide an affordable service for all visitors with a friendly warm, authentic Scottish welcome. Only 12 miles from Edinburgh’s International Airport, Roslin is a perfect base whether you are a tourist, or here on business. We are very close to The Roslin Bio centre, Edinburgh ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chapel Cross Guesthouse Roslin, Scotland