Booked a pre theatre offer through 5pm. We arrived to be shown to dining area indoors. we asked for a table outside - where everyone else was sitting, but were told that they were all booked although there were several empty tables outside. We were shown to a table inside, but I complained as there was rubbish around the next table, I said I did not want to look at the rubbish. The waiter apologised and said he would remove rubbish. We sat down at our table, and it became obvious that we were in the waiters flight path from kitchen to tables. The indoor restaurant was messy with coats and bags lying in a corner, the bar area was cluttered, wine racks in front of bar with cutlery drawers lying on top, bins at bar area in view of customers, and a member of staffs mobile phone was charging at the next table to me. The music was on a loop, with the song "I've been through the desert on a horse with no name" playing over and over, I said to my wife that I wanted to get on that horse and get out of here. The staff were young, no one really in charge or directing the business. The food was average, we couldn't wait to get the bill and leave. Sitting in the restaurant was like sitting in the back shop of a business with rubbish and mess was everywhere. Best part of the experience was watching a young waitress try to explain what the carrot soup was to a foreign couple. They did not know the word "carrot" - after trying to explain, waitress went to kitchen and brought out a carrot. Also, when we left the empty tables outside that we were told were unavailable, were still empty. Seemed like the waiter wanted us to suffer the experience of the indoor dining. First and last time visit.
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mark gray - 07/08/2014