The Idle Hour
The Idle Hour serve a variety of beers, wines and spirits as well as a choice of organic dishes.
- Live Music
Provided by The Local Data Company
21/12/2008 by peter987656
What a disappointment. Booked Xmas meal for a dozen or so, largely on its reputation for the king crab and supposedly 'amazing' roasts. Crab arrived after an age (how long does it take to steam some crab claws?) accompanied by a mealy portion of overcooked and greasy chips. The 'salad' consisted of five lettuce leaves! Another monumental wait before our roasts, which were - you guessed it - overcooked (the chicken had lost almost all texture, while the lamb had the colour and flavour of a school dinner). More greasy potatoes - roast this time - a mound of sprouts and a couple of carrots: not exactly the gastropub experience we'd expected. To be honest, this wasn't really cooking at all - just assembling some ingredients (of which goose fat seems to play a leading role) and bunging them in an oven for rather too long. Service was sweet but unbelievably slow - my coffee took 40 minutes to arrive, and that was after two reminders.Report this