So we had high hopes for our visit to the Vestry, the Christmas party menu sound absolutely amazing and at almost 40 pounds, we were hopeful it was going to be top notch!! Well were we in for some serious disappointment. The bar was was short staffed for a start, the wait to purchase an extortionately priced pint of lager and a G&T (not much change from £15.00) was probably not worth the wait!
We had no clue whether we were supposed to head to our table let alone know which tables we had been allocated so we mingled around the bar in a state of confusion - where was the host of the restaurant!!
The food was mediocre and considering the price, it was hard to swallow. The ever hopeful menu consisted of baked Camembert, sounds good right - it was barely melted so the hope of being able to dip my dry stale roll into the molten cheese quickly disappeared! On to my Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, except the trimmings didn’t seem to include Brussels sprouts, parsnips or even a smattering of cranberry sauce - but was passable I guess although a little on the cold side!! Pudding had to be better didn’t it, chocolate tart - there always seemed to be something missing a smidge more cream here would have made this a great pud. My friend opted for the crumble and custard her absolute favourite, they bought the crumble with no custard which after 4 times of asking was finally delivered to our table to go on top of her very cold crumble!!
Another trip to the bar resulted in me being given my change back in 50 pence pieces, the young lady informed me that they hadn’t expected people to pay using cash (I’m lost for words!)
The staff were so few and ridiculously busy that you could barely complain or ask for anything extra!
Now......the disco - what disco I hear my colleagues shout!! We were waiting for the DJ to get everyone to the dance floor to get the party started, we could hear the music (barely) so we all headed off downstairs to find the dance floor - but where was the elusive dance floor!!
We all left feeling rather underwhelmed and cold due to the lack of heating.
If I thought I would get a refund I would certainly ask it!!