Denise M •
17 May 2011 • 3 reviews • 0 follower
The decor is very rustic, with rocking chairs, cauldrons and cobbled-stoned floors. The food was hearty too. My friends and I tried the Bacon Faggots (meatballs wrapped in bacon with mashed potatoes on the side), Irish Stew (lamb stew with carrots and potatoes) and a Beef and Guinness Pie (beef stew with carrots and potatoes, topped with puff pastry with a side of mash).
I must say, this place does meat very well. The beef in my Beef and Guinness was succulent and pulled apart easily. It was tender and I didn't wear my jaw out from chewing it.
And if you go there you must try the warm chocolate pudding! It's nice and crisp on the outside with a warm and molten centre and comes with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.YUM!
I can't comment about the drinks as I only had a glass of house white wine, which was good.
Now comes my gripe. The waiting staff. Some of them are really nice and would keep asking if we needed anything, but this one guy in charge of the area where I was seated was damn rude. He was nice at first, but when we wanted to place more orders after our mains, he seemed very annoyed. After ordering dessert, I asked for more spoons as my friend and I were sharing. He seemed to completely forget that request. I asked for a round of water twice, which never came. When my friends ordered beer, he placed a pint in front of me but I moved it towards my friend as it was her order. Lo and behold, the waiter threw a coaster down in front of me, picked up the pint and slammed it right in front of me again! My friends and I were quite stunned by his behaviour. I mean, if you hate being a waiter, don't be one! After that, the guy kept trying to force the bill on us too as if he was trying to get us out of there.
We weren't making a lot of noise or anything either. We were just a bunch of girls enjoying good conversation over drinks and food so I don't get why he was trying to get us out of there. The place was not full and it was nowhere near closing time.
So all in all, the good food and good ambience was marred by one bad waiter. I must say, the owner/manager was very nice though, but I'm not sure if I'll be going back anytime soon.