Lack of details and food was okay.
-Fine dining, 5 forks and 5 knifes but no table cloth?
-Went for dinner at 7:30pm, so outside is dark and inside is bright light, the lights are so bad in this restaurant. There is no atmosphere or different mood lights that create a comfortable cozy place.
-Got the menu, looks good food and we opted for the wine pairing.
-Saw on the menu Salmon, Chicken, Kangaroo and Lamb, perfect! I inform the waiter that I am pescatarian so I can only eat the first course Salmon. I’ve asked for what food will the meat be substitute for… no answer. Normally in other restaurants the waiter will go and ask the chef and come back with options to check that I would be okay with the options.
-Wine pairing… what a disaster.. on every dish that arrived the waiter bring 2 glass with the wine already pour into the glasses, saying this is the XXX (wine name).
Wine was not pour from a bottle, no explanation in the wine that we were drinking and why this was a good option to accompany the dish… have you ever been to a wine pairing where they say this is a Chardonnay. Or this is a Shiraz, no further explanation. I can read myself on the menu that this a Shiraz, the waiter should be knowledgeable to explain the wine. This is what Wine Pairing in a Fine dining should be.
-Food was okay, first dish salmon was okay, second dish as pescatarian I got a burrata with rocket (although I told them I am allergic to rocket), third dish I got a mushroom risotto and that was very good, and last dish I got a fish which was not good at all. Had a bite and left it there.
For my partner food (the menu food), Chicken was good, Kangaroo was too hard, Lamb was good.
-I have to say the portions of each food are really big and you won’t go hungry.
Overall there fine dining experience was completely missed for me. Staff should be trained to a fine dining, there are a lot of other restaurants in Canberra where for the same price (dinner+wine pairing) the overall experience is at another level. See less
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