I am basing this review on the 10 minutes I was on the premises.
My wife and I were looking somewhere to have lunch and saw this establishment were offering a carvery for £7.95. On entering the reception area we noticed it was extremely dark and wondered if they had something to hide.
Before going through to the dining area we decided to use the toilets. I am a firm believer if the toilets are clean the rest of the place will also be clean. I can only speak for the gents, they were stinking. I waited in the reception area for my wife to come from the ladies and she stated they were of a similar standard to the gents.
There was an older man at the reception desk who showed no interest in us whatsoever. He never lifted his head to ask us whether we wanted to book a room or just have a meal. He completely ignored us.
We decided to go into the dining area to have a look. Again a great disappointment. There were no staff present at all that we could see and it was just around 1330 hours when you would expect the place to be busy. There was however three small lumps of meat sitting under hot lamps. The roast meat looked burnt, the pork was extremely fatty and the turkey / chicken was like something you would buy in a foil container from some of the supermarkets.
We saw a metal container with mushrooms in it. They were saturated in fat whilst the rest of the vegetables look very soggy. I know we don't eat with our eyes, but if it doesn't look good it probably isn't good.
Needless to say we quickly left and went to 55 Degrees North where the experience was altogether different. At least there we met staff who spoke to us.
- Also Known As:
- Eglinton Hotel Portrush, Northern Ireland