31 May 2015 • 3 reviews • 0 follower
all in all, we payed about 90$ for breakfast. For this price, I do expect that my "extras" are catered to and food is worth the price. but they were not.
the full english breakfast was average. Bland baked beans, greasy sausages, very salty spinach (where did that come from?).
the black tea did come in a glass tea pot with an insert for loose tea- inside of which was an ordinary tea bag. It was half full and I had to ask for a top up on hot water when it was empty.
the large americano was actually a small cup of regular coffee.
I asked for the eggs benedict with chicken, spinach and green curry sauce. And I asked to get the eggs not poached but scrambled. Well, yes, this is an extra, but -hey? I do like scrambled more than poached and the sides and sauce were enticing. The first reaction was, that I could have it for 6$ extra. ?
The waiter came back twice to ask what I wanted. (So, yes, effort, motivation was there)
Then the senior waiter/maitre d' came over to apologeticly explain, that the chef cannot do it the way I wished. (yes, really friendly) Ok, maybe there is something special about the dish, let's see and take it like it is.
When the plate arrive, NOTHING indicated that there was a presentation issue or cooking/preparation issue other than the chef not willing to do it.
Which I would have expected for 26$ for a small piece of bread with 2 eggs, salty spinach, too thick cut onions and some sauce (which was, indeed, the one tasty part).
And the still bottled water was "Fiji" brand.
The crowd must like something about the place, as it was full. Probably, they take high price for a quality indicator.
I don't. You need to convince me... yet.