Went with friends for a Birthday lunch. Enjoyed drinks in the bar before the meal. All staff very pleasant and informative. Three course lunch £32. The food is top standard, as one would expect from this young chef,Robert Thompson, who has made a name for him self on the Isle of Wight. We all found drinks expensive(,London prices) a beer before the meal £6.00, and the cheapest wine £28 a bottle (only 2-3 at this price) going up steeply! I checked online and found the mark up from 100% plus to 200% plus, is this the norm for all restaurants?
A shame as we would have ordered more if not so expensive.
Tables of more than six which we were, an extra 12.5% service.
This is a general complaint with all top restaurants that charge 12.5% service, you pay this on whatever wine you choose, so on a bottle of £50 wine you pay £6.25 service on top. It takes the same service to open this as a less expensive one.
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