Yes, I know it may be a bit dated now, but this place still feels like the future. It may be a kitsch, children’s game version of the future, just like ‘The Jetsons’, but still …the future.
And, in the future, food is not cheap. But then who can put a price on novelty?
But the food isn’t half bad. It’s priced along the lines of somewhere you’d go for a birthday or a bit of a treat.
I blame our expensive bill on the fact that ordering is just so dang fun. To order, there’s no need to hail a waitress, you just press the relevant buttons on your table top. Chocolate pork? Click. Cocktails? Click. It’s all a bit too easy (and fun).
The chocolate pork was a standout and made so much more fun by playing with all the fun clickable things on the table top. You can play battleships with the person opposite you, change the design that’s projected onto your tabletop (I like the snowflakes best), find out which bar the go to afterwards or watch the chefs in the kitchen. Hours of fun for the whole family (and no need to talk really). Just the kind of gimmicks that would work well on a first date.
But then it all went horribly wrong. They committed a big restaurant faux pas.The waitress told us we had to leave because they had another diner booked at our table. It’s my latest restaurant pet peeve.
I’d barely finished spooning my dessert (a lemongrass creme brulee) into my mouth when the waitress came over to tell us this. Despite the dessert being tasty, it was a little predictable and not great enough to stop the evening being spoiled. The fun, relaxed mood of our otherwise otherwise lovely, very special occaison dinner was gone. I hope they’re not this rude in the future.
Verdict: Seven out of ten.