11 August 2017
3 of us ate here last night, we arrived a few minutes before our booking time and the table before us were paying so we went upstairs to the bar for a drink, the whole place was pretty busy even at 7.30pm, a nice buzzy atmosphere, so good first impressions. Once we were seated we ordered a bottle of rose and some arancini to share while we were reading the menu and they took around 20 minutes to come, they were tasty but too salty, particularly when you have ham on top as well. We then waited approximately 20 minutes again for that plate to be cleared and for someone to take our order. The goats cheese and zucchini pizza was a big hit, the pizza bianca with smoked mozzarella, chicken and BBQ smoked corn, was bland, with not enough chicken or corn, and way too much cheese, and the beef shin ragu so was overly salted that it was inedible - I did tell the waiter and asked him to feed that back to the kitchen. All in all, it was a pretty average meal, only made bearable by the fact that the bill only came to £83, so at least it wasn't expensive and disappointing. I am a big Atherton fan, but this is nowhere near the quality I would expect. Also, it took the best part of 3 hours to get served 2 courses and the bill, whilst we were not in a hurry and I am not keen on restaurants who table-turn, we had to wave to get our waiters attention every time, we got the impression that he might be learning the job, although he was perfectly pleasant. Front of house staff on the door were good fun.