The curry, was £13 for a portion. The ribs, £15. Wine, £19.50 (or near enough..) and soft drinks around £3 each.. Meaning our meal total was £78 – a hefty sum of money regardless of where you eat. When it did arrive in little metal canisters which were whizzed around the framework above us to our table – I immediately picked up on the disappointment as my three curry loving diners began to dish up their mains. It smelt wonderful, even if it did look a little lackluster in the cans.. My main was brought to the table, with my sweet potato fries catapulting towards me from above.
My own main, the ribs were tasty – three sections of rib, with 2 ribs per section, so quite a nice amount. The sweet potato fries however were soggy and sad – with no seasoning, so it had that pungent sweet potato aftertaste. I put those to one side as I didn’t want to ruin the meal moaning about my food – until I looked at everyone else. Now, the curry had arrived a good ten minutes before my food had so they were all well into the meal.
This is what faced them.
All three were pushing it around their plates and I felt.. Well I felt bloody awful. At £78 – theme park food or not – you want people to at least eat the food sent. I tasted it, and there was just something off.. As Mike put it, it was as if someone had put a beef curry or chilli con carne sauce, with the chicken. It was truly vile. The chicken was tender, so they said – but that sauce was wretched!
I called over a waitress and explained the situation.. She offered new meals, but we declined them and just wanted to leave. As much as the whole experience was a disappointment, I wish I had her name – because she cleared our bill of food meaning we only paid for our drinks. She even sent me home with my ribs – the only edible thing of the meal – wrapped in tin foil. As we did leave, the gentleman who seated us apologised profusely too, so we didn’t begrudge the waiting staff.. But we won’t be visiting that restaurant again. We ended up settling at the Woodcutter’s Bar and Grill and sharing a plate of nachos as nobody was hungry after that experience.