We booked our reservation at Mango Tree based on a prior year visit, which we didn’t leave on a good note due to the noise levels from the crowd. However, being the optimists we are, we thought of giving this restaurant another try. Everyone deserves a second chance right?
Clearly, in the past year this place has gone downhill! Firstly, their reservations line tells the diner that this is a “fine dining” restaurant. Ahem ahem, (clears throat) someone’s telling porkies!!
We are a festive couple and love the season of Christmas, to a certain degree (don’t we all?) The songs that they were playing were so loud that we couldn’t each hear one another. If you claim to be a fine dining business then, how about you present yourself as one? Beginning with those horrid looking brown leather (replica) aisle seats, as if ones in a gas station in Texas. The furniture in here should be in a cave, not ideal for a fine dining restaurant.
So we thought the above was a bad start, but it got a whole heap worse, the food.
We ordered 6 pieces of dim sum / sirloin beef (medium rear) green curry / Jasmine rice and egg fried rice. We ended up sending everything back; the beef was not marinated in salt and pepper prior to cooking and was thus awfully bland and cold. The green curry just had no flavour and does a real disservice to the Asian cuisine! The dim sums were equally as poor, cold and tasteless so off they went too.
The Manager recommended a fish dish, which was nothing special (just very spicy with muscles overcooked), but we were past complaining again, just wasn’t worth it so we got the bill and left. The manager had the audacity to charge us for each item that was returned back after a spoon bite. I was livid to say the least. The bill had to be adjusted, still not to a fair amount as I defiantly paid for food that was not even touched by my dear cutlery. This restaurant is no better than McDonalds drive through, with the only difference is that McDonalds has more flavours due to MSG.
FYI: I apologies for the lack of images in this blog, but this was frankly due to the time it was on our table. No more than 10 seconds.