Old Success at Sennen cove
My wife and I have been dining here for the past 7 years, first as holiday makers and now as our local go to pub restaurant. We have always given the Old Success glowing reports to all our friends and customers that come into our shop, and I have to say that has always been easy, until now.
We took our sons in as they were visiting, we had been in the previous month ordered for us the same thing as it was lovely.
After 10 minutes The landlord came over and asked us if we had ordered, we said yes.
When our food did arrive my wife and I ordered the Halloumi stack having had this before we felt that we were on to a winner, oh dear how wrong,
Above a Halloumi Stack without the bun.
the overall meal was meagre in comparison to one, we had, had here in the past, also the difference between my wifes and mine was marked, mine was small and not overly impressive looking, but my wife’s was none existent, small with no lettuce and tomatoes with only a hint of grilled halumi cheese, we raised a complaint with our server, he agreed with us and took it away to replace it.
And it went from the sublime to the ridiculous, the Portobello mushroom used as the base of the ‘stack’ was huge in proportion to the Halloumi which was over cooked apposed to the mushroom that wasn’t cooked enough and the absence of lettuce and tomato meant that there was no consistency, and with a smaller portion of chips than on previous visits along with a measly token side of coleslaw, it really didn’t represent value for money.
Above the huge under cooked Portabello Mushroom
My sons both had burgers, one the cajon chicken burger and he said it Very uninspiring, it was dry and lacked seasoning,the bun was soggy with a small bit of tomato and no lettuce which I think a burger should have and a very small bit of coleslaw!
Above cajon burger I think 🤔
My other son had a house burger (and how can you do that badly, I hear) well his honest feedback and I quote:-My burger was distinctly average. I’ve had better, I’ve had worse. Maybe slightly overdone for my taste but it didn’t taste bad.
Above the Old Success House Burger
Now that’s kinda ok you say but this is a house burger so it should always be consistent and good.
It was a Sunday and mid season so it was busy, but in my view these factors are irrelevant for any hospitality business to have a mediocre review such as this should cause concern. But for a business with a very good reputation it would make me ask serious questions of my team if it were mine. Overall the meal did not represent value for money, despite the assistant manager not charging us for the Halloumi stacks.
Now I am the first to say that sometimes off days happen, so I will go back again but my visit will be guarded. And a very detailed review will follow.