A couple of years have passed since our last visit and a shockingly poor ,over cooked , ridiculously costly lobster. Indeed we were so unimpressed that we would never have visited again had we not been given a gift voucher as a present. So with some trepidation we returned. The food this time was very good indeed , starters and mains were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. Having said that we do feel that the menu prices are too high , but then the restaurant can get away with it ( lack of competition on a small island) .House red at just short of £18 per bottle was more than acceptable .
Staff were mixed really , one was very pleasant and chatty , another was really too bossy in her tone , when we asked where our chosen wine came from ( wine list neglected to say this!) she " it's from Chile of course" , when the wine came, we were amused to note that the label said it was a Spanish wine! Waitresses should be better informed than this , especially in a restaurant where some wines cost several hundred pounds. This waitress would do well to adopt a softer ,friendlier less assertive approach with customers.
Overall a good report for The Abbey although the final bill is always likely to ensure that such visits are rare treats.
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