03 Jan 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower
Very odd experience. Made a reservation where I was told that if I wanted to have any of the set menus I had to be there the latest at 8.45. Duly booked for that time and showed up at 8.40 to be informed that we could not have the chef’s menu since ‘too late’. Ordered the 4 course set menu, where we reached dessert status at 10 when I ordered coffee. A few minutes later my wife decided she would like tea to balance out the sweet dessert. The male waiter informed us that the bar was closed and seemed annoyed by the request. There were 3 other tables still occupied with none of them looking to leave, so I politely informed him that tea was part of the set menu and that I would appreciate receiving what we were paying for. (We were asking for tea! Not some monstrously complicated cocktail!!). He stomped off, returned with a sneer and told us we should have ordered the tea when ordering the coffee. Wait, what ?? He then marched back to the bar to stare outside at the street lights. I walked over to pay and then noticed our original (lady) server hiding behind the bar (?!?), crouched on a low stool having a drink. Handed over $260 and left. Checked my watch and it was 22.14, don’t think I have been this rudely and bizarrely treated in a restaurant before; suffice to say I will not be back.