her shoulder, her shift apparently over, while we try in vain to settle up. In general the waiters seem not to have been briefed on the dishes, or even the qualities of the fish, and they shift between tables, so continuity is disrupted.
We spot somebody who is probably the maitre d’, late in the meal, but he’s the one who forgets our bill request. In fact, a more rigorous overview of the floor is exactly what is lacking today.
The restaurant is still settling in when we visit, and it is certainly too much to say that the food is let down by the service, because the food is far too good. But the excellent kitchen does deserve better back up. All Tables visits are unannounced and meals paid for.