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Growlybear


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09-05-2016 01:16 PM

I had the misfortune of going to Hattush on Friday. It really couldn't have been any worse. The staff were probably the most inept I have ever come across, and clearly were way out of their depth. We had to wait ages for our table, which had been booked, and when we arrived, were ignored completely for several minutes by four of the staff, who walked past us repeatedly. We were finally stuck on a little table, with stools, and spent much of the evening looking longingly at the people who were lucky enough to have been given chairs with backs! Most of the people sitting near to us had clearly been waiting for a very, very long time for their food, and several people said that they were still hungry when they had finished eating. After waiting for well over an hour, my main course turned up - unfortunately it didn't come with cutlery. My stew was lukewarm, and the portion size was insultingly small. It tasted overwhelmingly of salt and pepper, with no other flavours at all. The bread which finally arrived after over an hour of asking repeatedly was cold, hard, and completely stale. Normally I would have sent something this bad back but after waiting such a long time, I couldn't face waiting for another hour. My friend's steak was OK and was a good size, but the chips which came with it were grey and cold, and had clearly been cooked hours earlier. The salad was also awful. The best thing I ate that night was the pasty I bought from Sainsbury's to stave off my hunger pains.

We were sitting near to the till, and could hear customers complaining all night about the long wait for their food and bill, huge inaccuracies on their bills, and the portion sizes. For the size of the restaurant, the number of waiting staff should have been perfectly adequate, but they really hadn't got a clue. I did feel a bit sorry for the manageress who was clearly stressed, but she really should have postponed the opening until she had got efficient waiting staff, and more importantly, someone who can cook! In fairness to her, the manageress did not charge us for the meal, but then we wouldn't have paid for the majority of it in any event. The prices of their steaks were reasonable, but for the quantity and quality of my main course and the size of many of the other main courses I saw on adjacent tables, it is vastly over priced. I can't imagine anything that will ever persuade me to go there again, especially when Mama Dough is just a couple of doors away.

This post was last modified: 09-05-2016 01:20 PM by Growlybear.

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