I thought I would be writing a glowing review of the Canterbury Bell, but sadly not.
A friend of mine wanted to try the Canterbury Bell which is that new venue that has opened up opposite Westwood Cross. I wish we had gone somewhere else.
From the outside it looks fantastic. Inside it looks great too. The food was another story.
We had to wait an age to even get noticed at the bar which was not that busy fortunately we were seated fairly promptly but things sort of went down hill after that.
Canterbury Bell's main thing is the chicken rotisserie and so I figured that I would order that. The dessert was nice enough but the chicken was dry, burned on the outside and pink in the middle. When I was asked how my meal was I said that I was unhappy. No comment on the decidedly undercooked insides and a passing excuse about the chicken being one of the ones that was in there too long.
For the price I expected much more.
I was left hoping that they check that the food had reached the minimum safe temperature as pink chicken is often a sign that it is undercooked.
By the time we were finishing a fairly average latte I was glad we were seated by the toilets. Judging by the state of the gents I was not the only one to end up with a bad tummy.
I do not plan to return any time soon.