Decided to give this restaurant a 2nd chance after a disappointing visit in June.
The ambience is great and the right distance for a good walk to and from the restaurant along the canal. Staff are friendly but attention to detail lacking.
Menu rather uninspiring but my main concern is the VERY slow service. We waited a long time for our order to be taken, we waited ages for our main course and again for our dessert-my friend had brownie and ice cream that was almost entirely liquid before reaching the table-this should never have been served.
Portion control is also an issue as my Pecan Pie was so small in comparison to the Brownie. Coffee was served almost immediately after the order taken - approx. 10 mins BEFORE the dessert!
This could be such a nice restaurant - young staff are pleasant/polite but they need training as they are clearly unaware of what is required to create a good customer experience.
So disappointing that this restaurant, and many others, do not train and monitor staff performance. Easy to solve if you know anything about Hospitality Management.
I had not been to this venue for years, but had become aware of recent awards so thought I would pay a visit for lunch. On entering the building the staff could not have been more welcoming , the waiting staff were very helpful with personality plus, and the food was absolutely delicious. I will certainly be visiting the stables on a regular basis in the future ??????
Good food but really busy which meant the service was slow however a friendly waiteress who was attentive.
Good service. Friendly, efficient. Wide range of choice on the menu, excellent number of wines to choose from. Great atmosphere, with log fires. Warm, and pleasant ambience.
Beautiful setting,log fire,attention ed waiters,however the kitchen was a bit slow and I had ordered gratin dauphinoise (which was on the menu)but they sent out mashed potatoes...no other choice was offered.However truly loved l' ambiance and the braised turkey was melt in the mouth.
Was lovely experience went for our wedding anniversary. Nice and warm. Menu good, food lovely. Staff friendly and very attentive
The food was nice & 0ur waitress was so attentive to our table , did not catch the girls name
A very enjoyable evening, staff were so helpful and professional and food was lovely
Morven and Mandy our waitresses were really friendly and helpful.
Nice surrounding in a homely traditional pub/restaurant