We booked for six over the Easter holiday and we were immediately taken by the building and the aesthetic. It looks great and slightly quirky, giving plenty of things to look at and appreciate.
We were taken by how loud it was, chairs on hard floors and exuberant guests made it nearly impossible to have a conversation for me as I have hearing loss and my hearing aids just couldn't cut it. We asked the waitress if we could move and we were given a lovely table in a quieter area.
The staff are great here. Young, attentive and slightly informal, which we liked.
The order was taken and first drinks all arrived promptly. The starters were sublime.
The meatballs are incredible. As are the Mac and cheese balls. Every single plate on the table was clean, even a couple of slightly fussy children.
Then it got really busy and things went slightly wrong, the bottle of wine didn't turn up, but to the credit of the staff they noticed and sent a bottle before we chased them, and they didn't charge for it.
The main meals were delicious. We had a snag with my meal as I requested no mushroom due to an allergy, but it arrived with them on and had to be re-cooked making my meal arrive quite a while after the rest.
However.. All the food was impeccable. The steaks were amazing, the vegetarian option wonderful and the children's burgers were just the right size, and full of flavour. I'd want to see a better biscuit or bread with the cheese board, but the rest of the deserts were very very good.
I don't do five star reviews often. The fact that we had a few easily excusable and perfectly remedied snags made me consider why I still feel its a five star restaurant. The restaurant was just so busy, and given this I'd be making those mistakes too! But despite all the hustle and bustle of the busy service, the food was excellent, the service staff incredible, and the meal a long and leisurely experience that we will definitely want to repeat again.
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