Can't fault the setting, and convenience of eating here just before the theatre, but that is unfortunately where the positives stop.
The tapas had some highlights (the prawns for example were good), but overall the dishes were boring, at times stodgy, and not at all tasty.
We started with the Black olive tapenade, with a 'selection of bread'; which consisted of three rather sad looking rolls with no discernible difference between them. A simple bread basket with an actual selection of bread would have been much preferable. The tapenade was very tasty, though with only three small pieces of bread you will not finish it all.
We then moved on to a selection of tapas dishes that were very hit and miss.
The patatas bravas has clearly been sitting under a heatlamp for hours, as the potatoes had started to dry out and shrivel up.They had some sauce unceremoniously lumped on top and were served just like that. Good for filling you up, but not much else.
The courgette fritti were flavourless and scoldingly hot on the inside where the water inside the courgette had heated during frying.
Avoid the aubergine gratin. Overcooked, stodgy and tasteless.
One dish that was very good was the wild boar ragu, which whilst tasty, was not really a tapas dish, and a slightly odd one to share.
I could go on listing all the dishes we had, but that would be rather tedious. Overall we were very disappointing with the quality, though there were a couple of good dishes. However you expect more from a meal that costs £30 pp, even if it is pre-theatre.
You would hope that they could have scraped back some praise with the service, but unfortunately dirty plates were left on our table for ages, even though we stacked them up and made it clear that we wanted them removed. The bill was then hidden under the sugar bowl as we had coffee, and despite being pre-theatre they were very slow to bring the card machine over. This would be excusable if it was busy, but there could only have been 6 covers in the restaurant that evening.
You have plenty of other pre-theatre options in the area. Do yourself a favour and give this one a miss.
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