New Year's Eve gala buffet and stay
02/01/2018 agctraveller, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Our party of 6 attend the gala buffet event every New Year's eve. This event is a nice way to celebrate the New Year and I would recommend the evening. However, minor changes from previous years made ... more
Our party of 6 attend the gala buffet event every New Year's eve. This event is a nice way to celebrate the New Year and I would recommend the evening. However, minor changes from previous years made the event slightly less enjoyable.
The standard room we have had on previous years was requested and given to us. The other room booked for our party was a executive room. Both rooms were at opposite ends of the hotel and we were not shown to our room by staff. The executive room was smaller than the standard room but contained a bath. In my opinion, upgrading is not worth the money.
The gala buffet:
Food - the starter was melon and sorbet. This was very nice although a little strange to be having sorbet in the middle of winter. The main was a selection of beef stroganoff, cold meats, rice, new potatoes, salad, cold meats and lost of fish. In previous years, there was less fish and the addition of pasta. To improve for next year, the pasta should be brought back there could be chips, mini burgers and pies and less fish and crab. The desert was a rich chocolate cake, a custard caramel and a lemon meringue. Overall the food was nice but the amount of fish let the meal down.
Staff - throughout the evening the waiters were constantly asking if we were done with out glasses even though we had not drank our drinks. I appreciate they want to tidy up quickly to go home as soon as possible but it made us feel unwelcome.
Music- the songs played were a good mix of older and newer ones. When no one was dancing, the DJ could have changed the song to a more popular one.
Selection of cooked foods and continental. There food was nice and we could help ourselves. The younger staff dressed in black serving us were very friendly and helpful.
We will be back next year but would like to see the main meal selection improved and will be booking 2 standard rooms. less