I have been to Northcote on a number of occasions and always found it to be excellent but this time it fell very slightly short of that.
I took my daughter as a treat for recently presenting me with a wonderful grandchild and because Northtcote was on her list of desirable restaurants. The staff were great as always, the food and wine excellent, some of it exquisite however the service was somewhat comical.
We chose the gourmet taster menu consisting of eight courses but we got nine. This was because we received a course meant for another table - scallops that weren't on our menu which we consumed without complaint. When we pointed this out there were a few red faces and some embarrassed smiles from the staff. I think maybe someone received a rollicking behind the scenes. I also ordered a drink which never arrived but appeared on my final bill but hey, mistakes happen.
Call me picky but although we had a lovely meal and experience , the staff seemed a little flustered and not what you expect from an establishment of this calibre.
Like I said, just short of excellent but we will forgive them this once.
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