Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Not As We Had Expected!! & Not the Friendliest of Places!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; The Red Lion is in a beautiful and idyllic setting in Revesby, Lincolnshire – a place we had previously used as a ‘watering hole’ when passing.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; on this occasion we decided on the Red Lion for Sunday Lunch. We were offered two sittings, 12.00 – 12.30pm or 2.00pm – 2.30pm; we took the later sitting arriving at 2.15pm. We received no greeting or pleasantries on arrival and found there was no table service. The same waitress who was now pouring our drinks at the bar, came to our table to tell us she had left our drinks on the bar if we wanted to fetch them! We later had to do the same for the bottle of wine and water.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire highlights; the management operate a table-by-table rotary system of serving food from the carvery, however, at the time we declined our ‘slot’ still wanting time to chill-out and relax before eating having rushed to get there in time. We were disappointed to be ‘shouted’ at 5 minutes later from the other side of the restaurant by again the same waitress ordering us to collect our food from the carvery now! As we declined the invitation, we were then confronted by a very grumpy chef who attended our table rather loudly telling us we should eat now, as they don’t have all day!!!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; clearly, we failed at every hurdle to appease the staff and management on how they expect customers to behave. We appear to have got it so wrong right from the start, which made the whole anticipated relaxing event of going out for Sunday Lunch completely uncomfortable. A few pleasantries might have helped with the seemingly unexpected basic ‘self-service’ type of approach.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; whilst this type of Sunday Lunch might be ok for some, who want to consume food immediately they step over the threshold; for ourselves, Sunday Lunch is a ‘quality’ time to take things easy and relax over a bottle of wine, rather than consume our food as quickly as possible. Incidentally, it was very apparent that we were overlooked when everyone else in the restaurant was given a dessert menu apart from ourselves!

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; What can I say! The roast beef, which we both agreed was excellent, however, the rest was disappointing.