Bit of a disapointment
Posted on 09 / 26 / 2011
Having read the reviews on here, we were very excited at the prospect of a visit to River Green.
First impressions were good, with friendly staff and a well presented restaurant.
We both ordered the Red lentil, chestnut & cider pate which was clearly marked as vegan. However, when it turned up it was served with bread and non vegan butter! I expect this sort of slip up in an omni restaurant, but not in a vegetarian restaurant. The pate itself was ok, but not exactly inspiring.
For our mains, I chose the River Green Salad and my partner chose the African sweet potato stew.
The salad is described as "A selection of sprouted seeds, seasonal fruit and nots, served on a bed of baby leaves etc...." When it turned up I was surprised to see that there were no sprouted seeds on the salad. On querying this I was told that they'd not been able to get any for quite a while! Surely when this is the first ingredient listed in the dish, if they are out of it they should warn you when you order and offer an alternative? Without the sprouted seeds the salad was bland and no better than a salad you would be served in an omni pub.
My partners Stew was very potato heavy. It seemed to have been filled out with the cheapest ingredient.
All things considered, it's not somewhere we would choose to revisit.
Friendly staff, Nice location, Well presented restaurant
Bland uninspired food, lack of attention to detail