5 September 2005

poachers pantry - restaraunt review

| bonfire
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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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Well I feel my equilibrium restored for it LG.

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

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.

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…..

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.

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

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