Having been going to Paprika for a number of years, it is our fall-back restaurant where we know the food and service are good...but not tonight! What a disappointment.
Both me and my partner struggled to find a starter we liked, bearing in mind neither of us are fussy. We chose a chicken terrine and fishcake. The chicken terrine literally was just chicken shaped...no additional flavour, no seasoning, no dipping sauce which it desperately needed. The fishcake was fine, however, the dipping sauce that was splodged on the plate was flavourless.
We noticed when making our main course choice, five of the eight or nine choices were served with a red wine jus which made us a little apprehensive. My partner chose the pork two ways (crispy belly and fillet) with a red wine jus...the 'crispy' was chewy and sticky, the rest was fine, but the jus just tasted like a beef gravy and certainly did not match the pork. I had beef medallions (ordered medium) came well done, with sauteed potatoes and yet more red wine jus. The sauteed potatoes were at best wedges off lunch time that had been cooked at least twice, making them not only burnt in places, but chewy and hollow. The beef medallions had no seasoning at all, were completly over cooked and just lacked in everything.
The service was fine...friendly to a point but lacking generally. At no point with an empty glass were we offered more drinks, no one made the gesture to check we were happy with our mains, we were jus kinda popped in the corner, given our food and left too it - which for some people i appreciate is fine, but i would have liked someone slightly more attentive.
After this we took our bill and left, we were in and out in 45 minutes, and with having a young baby we dont get a night often on our own so this was a complete disappointment. Both myself and partner have agreed we will not return which is a real shame.
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