Windsor Arms- Winterlicious-Beware
Four of us dined last night at The Windsor Arms. Arrived at 5:40, finally left at 8:05. The waiter was right out of Fawlty Towers. Brought the wrong wine twice, got it right the third time. ordered a second bottle, only to be told they were out of stock, this was a wine listed as available by the glass at $10.00, as a bottle was listed at $35.00.perhaps they preferred to sell by the glass. Salad arrived with no dressing, we had to ask for the dressing. Main course arrived one hour after the starter. Whole thing was a fiasco. This was my first visit to the Windsor Arms in 20 years, needless to say, I will not be returning.
That is really unfortunate! I am a huge fan of the Windsor Arms - more for the history then the food however I was at a Christmas party there this year and the food was outstanding. However, I called to make a reservation for Winterlicious a couple of weeks ago and the experience was horrible. The girl put me on hold asap and then left me there for maybe 10 minutes before getting back on the phone and asking 'what do you want again?' I responded that I would like to make reservations for Winterlicious and she snapped at me that they were booked and hung up! Holy moly!
Despite the bad press Courtyard Cafe has been getting, I went last night with the SO. Apparently they changed chef's at the start of Winterlicious... while that's not a proper excuse for the dinner fiasco, hopefully it means that was just a temporary state.
Our dinner was good, I had the pork tenderloin while the SO had the lamb. They were both very good, maybe a bit too much pork for me but the SO loved the lamb and mango chutney. I would definitely go back.