I went to Maggs with high expectations, based on most reviews here, and prodding from my British friend. While not generally a fan of British fare, and hopeful of its "new cuisine", I really was hoping for the best.
First the pluses -- an absolutely delightful setting, spacious dining room with more than a touch of surprises, attentive staff, wonderful presentation and very kind and welcoming hosts.
Now for the bad part -- really the food was barely palatable. The Lobster Bisque was old and nearly putrid, the Pea Soup with Ham was so weak and tasteless that it appeared some dishwater had been added to the brew.
The best of our 3 entrees was the crispy pork which was flavorful and apparently fresh. My entree was the beef stew which was heavy but unrewarding and left a bad aftertaste. We shared the Blackberry and Apple crumble for dessert which was dry and anything-but-freshly-made.
I'm sorry to be so critical but I want diners to go with reasonable expectations. We dined on a Wednesday, in off-season, after the restaurant is closed for two days, so that might account for why things in general seemed so stale and old. Maybe on weekends, or nights with more customers, or in high-season you might have a better experience than we did. I sure hope so! We still love the friendly hosts but sorry we won't be coming back.
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