Formerly a fairly regular user of the cedars restaurant over the years, nothing super special, but normally good food, reasonable if sometimes erratic service. Recently became a Best western, revised menu, thought we would revisit. Pre-booked a table.
Arrived, advised we had a table reserved, had our name listed but did not appear to know where to put us, we pointed to tables with reserved on, advised they were reserved... but obviously not for us! eventually we pointed to a table an suggested they remake that one and we would sit there. A quick re-org, but TBH, it was not the cleanest looking/feeling -- very sticky.
Starters came Ok, very enjoyable. Albeit bread roll option would have been nice if it came with butter.
I had mussels, no bowl to put empty shells, not bowl to wipe fingers, salad was a bit thick....but otherwise very nice.
Partner specifically asked for salad not peas, meal came with peas!. Overall her meal was not that enjoyable and not comparable with previous meals. Gentlemen who we presumed was a manager came up a couple of times and discussed her meal, she explained hard to say what was wrong but did not taste right, he apologised and offered a desert, we said thanks we were ordering deserts anyway.
Wife asked for a refill to her pink G&T , got bought a standard G&T mixed, when queried, response was quite blunt - We don't have pink gin, yes you do we said.
went off and returned with a glass of pink Gin, assuming we would put in the original G&T not the way to handle a mis-order.
Deserts came - very nice - but both appeared on bill!
Why cannot waiter/ress look at the table they are serving and carry out basic checks, correct cutlery/serviettes etc - pretty basic stuff.
Incidentally another table had issues re asking for salad but getting peas...
All in all - not the best experience.
Its local, its convenient, (a bit worn out and weary) and generally has been OK food, but do not think I will be rushing back for a while.
Has potential to be a real local place to go , but based on our weekend visit needs to improve less