A marathon eating day – Rowley’s for lunch would usually lead to salad in the evening but hey, it’s Christmas so the fun must go on. After a meet up with a couple of friends we headed to Rotunda to find a calmer atmosphere than the frenzy around the station.
We did find it but maybe it was a little too calm. There was a smattering of drinkers at the bar but no-one else in the restaurant. We batted on anyway, Rotunda has proved to be reliable in the past. The room is especially good in the summer when you can look out onto the canal. On a winter evening it’s less picturesque but still pleasant.
I think with New Year’s Eve the next day it was forgivable that there was a skeleton staff and a limited menu. I had a Groundhog Meal of soup to start followed by a ribeye steak (fillet was off, grr). The soup was decent, the steak less good – cooked well but a bit chewy. To be honest I was flagging by the time the steak turned up and it was with less of a bang than a whimper that I consumed the last meal of 2017.
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