A Spoilt Evening
My sister-in-law and I go out every month for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We had been to the Cafe for lunch a few months back and were pleased. We saw that they had different specials every night of the week so we thought we would go back for the two for 40$ dinner. They stuck us in a back corner. Someone was unloading and unpacking boxes right near us. Even though we were having the night special, it was d elayed. At least the waiter came to us to apologize for the wait. They had 3 specials to choose from. At 5pm one was already sold out!! The food was only luke warm when it came. The array of vegetables was good but all on the raw side as opposed to al dente. I had the pot roast which was grizzily or too crispy - I had 3 small pieces. Behind us was someone up on a ladder to fix a speaker which was distracting but when he started hammering that was bad!! Then a group of waiters started moving tables around they needed a group of 8 and were moving around groups of 2 to achieve this. Instead of picking up the chairs and moving them. They dragged everything - a loud noise indeed. The waiter was attentive but always interrupting us. Never waited until we stopped talking. Now dessert was great! Thankfully as most of my meal was still on my plate. My sister-in-law had the poached salmon with hollandaise. The rice was not hot and she felt that the asperagus was raw. We got to share a dessert for that special but the piece was large enough. Then coffee and tea. The waiter was pushing us to finish which we were glad to do as they had re-arranged the tables a second time so that this large group was now behind us. Very noisy. We left no tip just our 40 for the food. We wrote our complaints on the back of the bill. Whether or not it was handed in I don't know. We did speak to another waitress before we left. She offered to fetch the manager but we're not going back so no point. I couldn't wait to get home to have something to eat.