Bellucci’s

This was a farewell lunch for a colleague and I have mentioned before that I have eaten here a few times… the food is usually pretty good, but this time I was a little disappointed. Since it was a farewell, it was decided that we would go with the set menu lunch and an email attachment was sent around with the options and it said that the price included salad and bread and a glass of house wine or a beer or a soft drink. Large groups are always fairly difficult to serve, however, we had 3 tables of about 10, so it shouldn’t have been too hard. After we ordered our food, we waited for a very long time for bread and salad – in fact we had to ask for it when our main meals arrived. When it was brought out, there were 4 pieces of bread in a basket and 2 small-ish salads. We were told that the price included bread OR salad – the complete opposite to what was written on the menu. That was disappointing enough, but the meal I ordered, Penne Bellucci without the pancetta, was really quite dull and not at all like the written description. I have decided that unless I absolutely have to, I won’t bother going back here…