Written on: 29/11/2012
We have often had some lovely meals at the Peacock in the past, so were keen to try it again under the new management - Big mistake. Initially we were quite impressed with the changes until we ordered our meals.
I wished to order the sea-bass, one of my favourites but noticed it came with a rosotto which I don't really like, so requested some dauphinoise potatoes, which were also included with my husbands meal so didn't think it would be a problem. After a while our waiter informed me the chef could not do this as he only had them available for other meals on the menu, so asked if I could have new potatoes instead - no was the reply, he would only do the meal exactly as on the menu. With that I decided to order the steak pie instead (about half the price of the sea-bass) After a wait of over an hour our meal finally arrived. My husband had ordered the lamb and was completely disgusted by the size and quality of his meal. There we three tiny pieces of lamb (around the size of a 50p piece) on top of what was supposed to be dauphinoise potatoes, which can only be described as a small spoonfull of a curdled looking slop that did not resemble dauphinoise potato in any way along with a tiny amount of vegetables and at £15 one of the worst meals we have ever been served anywhere ! My husband had to resort to sharing my pie. We did complain and the waitress we spoke to (and is the only reason we have given it a 1 star rating )was very apologetic and agreed not to charge us for the lamb. Our evening was completely ruined (a birthday meal) by all of this and would cetainly never return again !
Get a new chef !!