We had visited this hotel for morning coffee and then, on anothe day for lunch. On both occasions the food was good, served by very smart friendly capable Staff.
We booked at table for dinner for another evening. When we arrived the two young very inexperienced Staff could not find the reservation, however we did get a table. We decided to try the a la carte menu.The somewhat scruffily dressed waiter seemed to have little knowledge of the disappointnig wine list, his more smartly dressed companion proved little better.
We ordered roast lamb, imagining that, on an island famous for its sheep, it would be a good choice. The meat was disgusting. It consisted of ready prepared, precooked, sliced, ready to be heated, tasteless grey slices surrounded by a very strange liquid. The only blessing was that this liquid was also devoid of taste but had an unpleasant slime like consistency.
I complained about the meat and our waitress said that she would inform the chef. After this she ignored us,as did the waiter. After a very long wait we received the bill without any apology or explanation. Then followed another long wait to pay, before we went to the bar. Our money was accepted and both members of staff carefully avoided eye contact - shame presumably.
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- Also Known As:
- Sands Hotel Burray Village
- Sands Hotel Orkney Islands/Burray