I recently took a few friends for an impromtu light lunch at the Waterloo. This was the first time I had eaten at the Waterloo, I had been in a few times for a beer and check out the new surrounds.
I really liked that fact that they kept the Art Deco theme in the older section of the pub, however one room near the stairs appeared to be an after thought with a very large meeting room style table and chairs everywhere. The furniture in this room had no connection with any other part of the Hotel.
Onto the food. We dropped in for a sample of their Tappas menu. I am not on that usually looks forward to tappas, however we thought if we were going to test the chef, the tappas is the way to go (anyone can cook a steak).
One word - FANTASTIC! The range of tappas was exiciting, however the eating was a great experience. Real serviettes, silver cutlery, a charming and smiley young waitress made our experience a 10 out of 10. Do't get me wrong, I do not give high scores lightly, infact it has been some years that the food and service in a restaurant has got me excited, but the Waterloo did!
Only issue I have is there lunch menu (not the tappas), is very limited with a lot of steak trying to fill the blank spots on the menu.
If the chef can create fantastic tappas, why can't he be a tad more adventurous with the lunch menu.
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