poachers pantry – restaraunt review

bonfire 5 September 2005 6

On saturday i went to ‘poachers pantry’ a restaraunt in the middle of nowhere which apparently warrants my journey there by being exceptional.

First off – the food was pretty good.

However, lunch was booked for 12.30.

Orders at 12.45.

Entree – mixed platter, arrived at 1.30. bread arrived at 2.00. We asked 3 or 4 times when it was coming.

After asking for a bottle of wine to be opened (twice) Bonfire whipped out his swiss army and opened it.

The main arrived at 3.00. yes, 3.00.

After waiting for a waitron in vain, and gesturing to the blind, i walked up to the wine counter and ordered some drinks.

In short – the service was shocking. Shocking. While the food when it arrived was very good, i didnt feel that the wait was worth it.

No, it wasnt a busy day the place was perhaps half full. And even worse, its ‘child friendly’.


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6 Responses to poachers pantry – restaraunt review
RandomGit RandomGit 2:17 pm 05 Sep 05

Well I feel my equilibrium restored for it LG.

LurkerGal LurkerGal 12:01 pm 05 Sep 05

Sorry Bonfire. I forgot myself for a second there. Is this better: Bonfire, you suck.

bonfire bonfire 11:59 am 05 Sep 05

dont go agreeing with me and overturning convention LG.

I have had slow service before but this was ridiculous. i was particularly annoyed by the delivery of the platter without accompanying bread. i mean – that was just unprofessional. we asked the waitron several times for the bread. HALF AN HOUR ? It wasnt like they were baking it while we waited it was ordinary commercial bread.
and teh fact i had to open my own bottle of wine. I must call my friends and ask if we were charged corkage.

I doubt i would ever go back there again.

LurkerGal LurkerGal 11:32 am 05 Sep 05

I have to agree with you Bonfire. Whenever I’vebeen there the food has been outstanding, but the service a little slow. The best way to do it, in my experience, is to turn up without a booking, order a platter of mixed meats, and go sit on the grass with a bottle of cab sav while you wait. A fabulous afternoon, if someone else is driving…..

fro fro 11:00 am 05 Sep 05

Having been to Poachers a couple of times now, thsi is the kind of service that they seem to provide more foten than not. It is unacceptable.

I buy cured meats there, because the food is good, but would be pretty darn hesitant about taking anyone there to eat again, just because of the service.

terubo terubo 10:55 am 05 Sep 05

Hope they didn’t charge you. Which part of nowhere is it in?

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