Thought I would keep you up to date with what I’ve been up to.
Had amazing food at Moksh with my friend Gina. We ordered enough to feed an army! Brilliant service there too. Was such fun.
Also, went for Afternoon Tea with the girls at The Celtic Manor (bargain at £26pp on a weekend, £19pp midweek). Another amazing experience. Highly recommend it! We had a giggle comparing ourselves to those in Downton Abbey! Had a great walk around the grounds and pretending to make a phone call in their red telephone box.
Saturday evening, post High Tea, I had the pleasure of returning to The Park Plaza for a meal and cocktails. The cocktails were great (Razmopolitans and espresso martinis- mmmm), sadly the meal can’t be praised as much- it took 1 hour 15 minutes to receive our starters (none of which were hot starters- pate, mozarella salad, quinoa salad, prawn cocktail- not difficult meals). Our mains were also late in arriving- sadly my root vegetables were dragged around the restaurant before being returned to their rightful owner (me). I don’t understand why other waiters interfere with tables that are not their own!?? The main was ok (Duck en croute). The duck was over cooked and the pastry had a slight soggy bottom (a la Mary Berry) but it was eaten due to near starvation (slight exaggeration). Our main course didn’t arrive until gone 10pm even though we had ordered at 8pm. Really disappointing considering the impeccable service previously.
Lots of love
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