Based on the website and the descriptions of the food and the menu, my husband and I stopped in for lunch. Staff were lovely, drinks arrived promptly and with a smile. Good start. However, it was downhill from here. I am a chef and lived in France for many years, so I was looking forward to the mussels mariniere, but they were overcooked, tasteless, and the broth had no discernible flavour, nor any evidence of garlic or wine - just cream. My husband's fish was overcooked, the batter had no seasoning and the fish was dry. The chips were awful, I would have said frozen but the website says otherwise, and the mushy pea side was inedible.
Maybe it was an "off" day, or the chef was on holiday. But if not, it makes me so angry that such relatively high prices are charged on food that is described on the website as fresh and lovingly prepared, and on a par with the surrounding gastro eateries when in fact it is nothing of the sort.
The final straw was when we were asked by a waiter if we had enjoyed our meal, and I started to explain why we had not, he mumbled an apology and walked away whilst I was still talking!
My advice - get the ferry over to Padstow for brilliant fish and chips at Rick Stein's quayside cafe - it's cheaper!!
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