Caution advised in tables of 6 or more. After bringing us the drinks and what we thought were appetisers, dishes simply began to appear with no explanation. On enquiry, we were informed that for tables of 6 or more, the set menu was mandatory. We were not told when booking, nor on arrival. When the bill came in, it was around $600, we asked for this to be itemised due to the bill shock, and noted things such as $44 dollars worth of sparkling water, meat plates priced more than $10 dollars above the quoted menu price. I've eaten at R&C several times, but given the lack of communication along with the extortionate billing, this will definitely be my last.
The idea of dining in Gosford doesn’t usually fill me with joy. My good food hit rate on the Central Coast hasn’t been high. My stomach sank even further when my dining companion for the day pulled into something that looked like a cross between a business park and a home wares centre. “Please don’t let it be awful,” I mouthed quietly to myself as we parked.
We walk into a corridor that runs between two sections of Fountain Plaza, and I scan for the entrance to the restaurant. As it turns out, the walkway transition between buildings is the restaurant. I need a drink, and fast. Expecting fruity cocktails containing Midori, I was surprised to find a very credible list.read more