Wow…. another new restaurant opens in Manchester.
The place gets amazing reviews, the decor is stunning and the money spent on fixtures and fittings must be in the tens, if not hundreds of thousands.
The service is superb and the plates, cutlery and settings are all of the highest of quality.
But the food?
Mwah …tastes like somebody just popped it in the microwave?
Then the next day you discover that the chef that was involved with the opening of the place has left. The first few weeks that were written about and praised for the quality of the food were all related to famous chef who is now no longer there.
During the grand opening phase it was impossible to get a table and queues spread around the block. So you book a vacancy for the first possible time that you can get in…and ….low and behold ….it’s rubbish.
Talk about style being in place of substance.
Correct me if I’m wrong but if the food ain’t right, then the whole point of your venue is fucked.
Yes I was repeatedly asked if everything was ok…yet ‘no’ I did not flag up that the soup wasn’t piping hot and the lobster wasn’t fresh and the pasta was chewy. I didn’t do this because it would have ruined my evening and put me into a stressful scenario which to be honest was not the reason that I was going out.
I wanted to relax with good food in a good atmosphere at a reasonable price.
In Manchester this seems hard to find.
Any suggestions anybody??