I went to Paddyfield with my partner for an evening meal. I had never been before which was more reason to go.
The greeting was friendly and we were shown to our table, there were lots of empty tables but still a fair few customers in.
Upon arrival we were given a small bowl of Prawn Crackers as a complimentary, which was a nice gesture but they did taste slightly too anciently cooked.
The decor was crowded and though Oriental in theme totally crazy. Large hanging cages with brightly coloured fake feathered birds in them on the way to the toilets are one of the 'highlights' so to speak.
We ordered A 'House Bitter' and a 'House Lager', both at a reasonable £3 and both pretty nice drinks (though I'm intrigued at what brand they were). Both drinks were served in standard glasses which for those in the know, know is not correct.
We ordered food to share, two meat dishes (Pork and Chicken); a rice dish and a Mushroom dish.
A reasonable amount of food and all pleasant, but nothing ground-breaking.
The same was true of the service; over-staffed. Not offensively over-the-top but repeatedly asked by different staff members if food was okay and so fourth. It was not a problem, but far from perfect.
The menu was extensive, and perhaps this is part of the problem here?
The bill arrived and I was surprised to see almost £5 service charge. I believe a tip should be left when the service is above and beyond what one expects when being served (i.e. efficient; polite; observant etc). Here the service was never horrid but never awesome either. With the added charge the bill came to around £40 which was a lot for the experience endured.