My girlfriend and I were encouraged to try this restaurant today for lunch because of the good rating and positive reviews on HGW. In short, we were very disappointed. The first thing to note is that the 1-for-1 mains deal is not as good as it sounds, because they simply charge double the price of a comparable main at another restaurant (e.g. the cod, which by the waitress's own admission is small, costs $48). Nonetheless, we ordered the cod and the steak, with a side of frogs legs. The second problem was the food took much too long to arrive, despite the fact that the restaurant was only half full. The cod took 30 mins, the steak took 40 mins and the frogs legs never arrived at all (we had to leave). Our complaint was met by indifference from the wait staff. When the food eventually arrived, it was well below par. The cod was mushy (I guess because it had been frozen for a long time) and over-seasoned with what tasted like black bean paste straight out of a jar. The beef was way overcooked (well done and tough, we had asked for medium rare). We sent the beef back to the kitchen but didn't have time to wait around for them to cook another one. The frogs legs hadn't arrived yet so we cancelled them and left. We were made to pay full price for the cod, meaning we were short-changed by one (free) main. An awful experience. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
I spent $30 per person.
0 people found this review helpful
Was it helpful to you?