Elona Restaurant Bulphan Essex
|Tel No.||01375 891 592|
|Opening Times||Friday-Saturday 7.30 - 9.30pm, Also open alternate Wednesday afternoons between 1 - 3pm for afternoon teas (book early)|
|Ave. Price per couple||45.00|
|Facilities||Disabled Facilities • Bar/Lounge|
Average user rating from: 4 user(s)
Was treated to a family meal for my Mother in Laws birthday, the menu didn't look too bad and read as if the food was prepared from scratch by the Chef , a waitress informed us that little was bought in from outside, however, when the food came to our table it was virtually inedible, the potatoes looked as if they were leftovers from days ago which had been fried and dished up to us, frozen veg, frozen chips , and the rest was definitely out of a packet, and a packet of very poor quality, but the prices didn't mirror the bad food, everything was very overpriced , this is advertised as a high quality restaurant and I don't think any of our party of ten would of been satisfied if it had been served up in a greasy joes cafe, the staff on duty were pleasant enough though looked as if they were still of school age with little experience , would not recommend to anybody
unfortunately this restaurant seems to have lost its way recently. I was first introduced to it by friends who raved about it, as did I, but it would seem that over the last few months something has changed. The food has lost its quality, the standard has slipped and the staff don't seem to know what they are doing, however the prices are still as they were. Don't waste your money
Good and Bad
The resturant certainly is nicely decorated, the service was attentive and friendly, the variety of food was great for such a relatively small restaurant. On the downside, the tables are oddly turned so you have a table leg between your knees, which didn't suit me.
The restaurant is also unfortunately back to back with the hotel's main function area, and we were treated to the dulled throb of disco music from the wedding reception on at the time. Maybe good to check there is nothing else on if you prefer a cosy meal.
I'd go again, but I'd chose a quieter night.