2015-01-11 4243 瀏覽
The first time we visited we were happily pleased with both the food and service. We arrived at 9:30pm so didn't have to wait long. We decided to visit Jamie's for the second time. Once again, we arrived at 9:30pm. We waited at the bar for around 5~10 minutes.The restaurant was still quite busy for 9:30pm, but there were many people leaving freeing up many tables so we wondered why we were seated at a small table. We ordered a Crabmeat and Avocado Bruschetta, Apple Coleslaw, Squidink Spaghetti,
The restaurant was still quite busy for 9:30pm, but there were many people leaving freeing up many tables so we wondered why we were seated at a small table. We ordered a Crabmeat and Avocado Bruschetta, Apple Coleslaw, Squidink Spaghetti, Italiano Burger, and a Sorbet.
The sourdough used in the bruschetta was very thin but extremely hard! It was very difficult to cut it to share and the topping fell off as a result. The crabmeat topping was under seasoned, if any at all... A little lemon, pepper and/or olive oil would have been good.
The Apple Coleslaw was a weird combination. The tastes didn't "marry well" together.
The spaghetti was ok, though the scallops were slightly overcooked.
The burger was also a disappointment. The meat was too compressed and didn't taste fresh. It also seemed overcooked. I wondered if it was because it was so late in the day that the chef left it cooking for too long? The fries were mediocre.
The sorbet was ok except that the vanilla and hokey pokey flavours tasted almost identical... The chocolate sorbet was our favourite. The buttercomb and nut topping were good though not enough.
We question if the cooking standard can be maintained at all times. We do not believe our meal was up to standard tonight. The bruschetta and burger were disappointments. We can accept the spaghetti and coleslaw. The latter not being according to our personal taste preferences, but acceptable all the same. How could our 2nd visit be such a big difference from our 1st? The service was great on our 1st visit. There was no service whatsoever during our 2nd visit. Needless to say, we didn't tip them this time round as the service was absent... Our plates were left at our table for the longest time. And the table was left dirty throughout. Yep, service was absent. No one introduced us to the food we were about to eat, and no one asked us how we found the meal. We also found it rude that the server just stood watching us as we signed the visa receipt. We hate it when waiters do this
I can't see how Jamie can let his restaurant chain decline like this...