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"Birthday treat for eight"

A review of The Dovecote by G Webb written on Wednesday 5th of August 2015


I was looking for a venue for my birthday treat for the family (8 of us). I was told that the Dovecote at Narborough was very good, so my wife and I went for a lunchtime meal a couple of weeks earlier to try it. It was very good and we decided to book it there and then.

On my birthday evening (July 31st) we all arived for 7pm. The restaurant was very busy as it was a Friday night. We all ordered drinks and eventually ordered our food. After a long wait we were brought our starters but they didn't arrive together. Two came, then after some five minutes five more arrived. The last one was wrong and had to be reordered, so we all ate our starters as they came, not together. After some 45 minutes we asked where our mains were. The waitress went to check and told us they would be a few more minutes. When they eventually arrived the same thing as for the starters, several minutes elapsed between different ones and we decided to eat as they came to prevent the first ones getting cold.

The food itself was good and the waitress did her best, the problem appeared to be in the kitchen. A Drink we ordered didn't arrive and on enquiring was told, Sorry, it was left on the bar and someone else had it! So another wait for another to arrive. Only two of us wanted sweets and they arrived Okay. At the end one of our party ordered a whisky which arrived in a warm glass! All in all for £200 we were very disappointed with the evening

We know it was a busy Friday evening but.a top class restaurant like yours should be professional enough to cope!


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