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Portobello

17 High StreetAldridgeWalsallWest MidlandsWS9 8LX
Category: Italian Restaurants
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11:21 AM 25-02-2011
Not what it used to be
This restuarant used to offer fantastic food at fantastic value for money and was frequented reguarly by myself with friends and family.
Unfortunately there is new management, the set menu no longer offers variety or value for money unless your prepared to pay up to £19 matching the value of the now ridiculously overpriced main menu.
The new waiting staff are rude and we were left for long periods of time between courses and without drinks, the food considering it is now more expensive is clearly being cost cutted, one sarter the garlic mushrooms had to be sent back, no taste of garlic or white wine just large boiled mushrooms. Rubbery overcooked prawns in a bland sauce(Tagliatelle with sun blushed tomatoes and king prawns in a cream sauce) and garlic bread which was bread soaked in an absurd amount of butter not even a chip of garlic! In credit the lasagne was very nice.
After waitng over 40 minutes for the desert menu which was then rudley slammed on the table we mistakenly chose not one of the two pathetic deserts on offer for the set menu the waitresses response "I'll fetch the manager"
The manager, who was clearly frustrated at being pulled away (unnecessarily) from the what can only be described as the OAP WAG parade in what is now "the new over 25 establishment" you have to walk through to enter the resturant was not happy to except our disappointment or critic of the food instead belittled the previous management ranted on about the higher cost of his gas bills, that he was running a business and was there to make money!
Please do not be mistaken by my rant this is our second visit under the new management the first also being a poor experience our hope on this return visit was that it may have been teething problems, the result we will never be returning to this resturant again, there is a businessman running an italian establishment in Walsall beginning with an S who will be taking my money for his gas (more like hair replacement) bills I dont even mind that I dont have to walk through a red lit sleaze bar first, as it does provide hot topic table conversation!
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