5 (minimum 1)
on 03 Jan 2008 /
Absolutely appalling unfortunately. Went for the chicken and chorizo linguine with basil oil, garlic and chilli, which to be fair sounds great. What they forget to mention on the menu is that this perfectly decent set of ingredients is then smothered in sweet chilli sauce! Now i don't about you, but the thought of sweet chilli sauce in a pasta dish doesn't really get my taste buds tingling and it is certainly vomit inducing once it's actually tried.
A friend of mine also tried the Marinara, a typical tomato based seafood dish with chilli and garlic etc. Once again he was seriously let down. While he agreed it wasn't anywhere near as stomach churning as my choice, he did say it was completely tasteless, no chilli or garlic in sight and the tomato sauce may as well have come from a Sainsburys Basics tin. Now every now and again you are let down by restaurants for whatever reason, but situations can normally be rectified by the staff trying to smooth over whatever has gone wrong in the best, most apologetic way. The manager treated us as if we had insulted her own mother's cooking, snatched our still full plates off the table and then left us sitting there for 20 mins wondering whether we were expected to pay or not. It was only the excellent service of a young waitress probably on min wage that sorted the ordeal out for us and offered the one word we were all waiting for...sorry.
So, to summarise, my friends and I will never set foot in the place again.