This establishment has only been open as Poetic Licence for a short while. A group of us ate here one Friday evening and sadly, on the whole, wished we hadn't. Firstly, it is disappointing that it is not possible to book a table on a Friday evening, particularly as the place is so busy. We happened to be very fortunate as the round table in the window, with a fabulous view of the sea, had just become available, but that was when our luck ran out!
Service was, in general, poor. The staff serving at the table were many and varied, which appeared to lead to service being slow and mistakes on the bill. The left hand didn't seem to know what the right hand was doing. We chose a variety of tapas style dishes to start and were very disappointed, particularly when compared with Dr Feelgood's tapas selections, which are excellent! We had to request cutlery and cockery several times and the main dishes arrived before the starter dishes had been removed from the table. Never a good sign! The main courses were also, in the main, disappointing. In particular the spicy lamb kebab which was not at all spicy. The lamb was gristly and unpleasant. It was served with a small dish of melted garlic butter which looked very unappetising and tasted even less so. Unfortunately, one of our party went home wearing one of these dishes of melted garlic butter as the waitress accidentally spilt it. I understand that accidents happen, but it is less easy to accept when it is one of a catalogue of errors/mishaps. To top it all, we were brought the bill, accompanied by 1 mint to share between 5 of us!! This establishment is definitely not up to the usual standards of Tavistock and requires quite a shake up. Won't be back until things are sorted. I've awarded 2 stars rather than 1 because the decor, atmosphere and view were good. less