We decide to go for a birthday meal instead of the usual places we normally eat out at. We could not fault the food at all, it was gorgeous. We all had something different and were all impressed and happy. However the service was abominable. First of all the whole 2 courses we were there, the barmaid was talking and flirting with 2 men at the bar. When told she was on until the end they went. But then returned again when we were leaving. As we were walking out they made derogatory noises towards us! When trying to ask for sauces etc the waitress waked off before we finished asking. We spend over a £100 on food then more on drinks aswell. We felt very uncomfortable and like we were inconveniencing them. However there was one waitress with brown hair that was polite and had a smile on her face. Like I said, it's such a shame that the front of house let the chef down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With over a vast Hospitality portfolio to include owning his own Michelin Star restaurant for ten years,chef patron Mark Maguire is passionate about food and the reinvention of the traditional dishes using plates derived from the Yorkshire region a area of outstanding beauty and steeped in history incorporated with his love of the provincial french dishes. using local farmers and their fayre Mark creates dishes that celebrate the Yorkshire countryside and the history of this olde coaching inn with classic dishes that are created focusing on taste and flavors taking care with presentation but without over arrogance. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Hopper Lane Hotel Otley, Yorkshire