Reviews of Ye Olde Mustard Pot, Sheffield
Review by Drewster on 28th November, 2010
Add your review Date visited: 27/11/10
We have eaten here several times before and always enjoyed the whole experience. HOWEVER, we ate there last night and it was appalling, it has obviously changed hands again, as it was not a patch on its former self. The menu was full of seasonal salads? in November? (it was minus 5 degrees outside, definantly not salad weather) We started with goat cheese salad with walnuts (no walnuts) and far to much raw onion, totally over powered the subtile flavor of the goats cheese and pate with a large salad garnish and only one slice of toast, which was sufficient for one of the two slices of pate given. Tomato and tarragon soup was nice. Followed by the mains of, Fish cake with selection of vegetables, this fish cake was deep fried and was ineadible, carrots over cooked, swede cubes and new potatoes, and off the specials board brandy braised steak. This was described on the board as 'To Die For' it was dry, over cooked, had no flavour and had no brandy in the sauce whatsoever, set on a bed of mash. We did however have a great bottle of red which we enjoyed. When we mentioned this to the waitress (who was efficient) we were told it was the chefs first day...Should be his last as well. It was such a dissapointment, we have loved the food and atmosphere here so many time before, but on a Sat Night to only have 14 people in the whole place speaks volumes, or maybe it was REM coming out of the sound system that was putting people off, definantly not the right backround music for 'fine dining' as much as I like REM.... Avoid this place like the plague, until they get there act together.
Date visited: 27/11/10
Review by claire bogdany on 24th October, 2009
Add your review Date visited: 24/10 09
beautiful pub and surroundings but very badly let down by apalling service. left standing at the bar for 25 minutes before being served- no apology and then order wrong. staff only seem interested if you want to order food
Date visited: 24/10 09
Review by Ric Morte on 24th July, 2009
Add your review Date visited: 24 July 2009
We arrived at lunch time (midweek) to find only a reduced menu available. Two meals were ordered - Roasted Salmon with Mustard Sauce and a Steak Pie. When asked we both ordered chips because we normally don't eat these and chips are a bit of a treat. The salmon when served was poached not roasted. The waitress was adamant it was roasted. Now I do know the difference between roasted and poached and this was definitely not roasted. Nevertheless I accepted the dish even though it was served somewhat unexpectedly on a bed of salad. (One might assume that roasted salmon with chips might come with veg, but that's just my expectation). The steak pie was a "convenience" pie. The steak and the gravy was in an oval dish with a puff pastry lid (cooked separately) dumped on top after heating. Whatever happened to proper steak pie with the pastry cooked with the meat? The steak pie came with nothing else; no veg, no salad. Lastly the chips when they arrived were anything but chips. I had 7 chips, my partner 9. The chips were more like potato skins, very dark, limp and, frankly beyond what any reasonable food place would be too embarrassed to serve up. They were without doubt the worst chips I've ever had and weren't even good potato skins either. No apology from the staff. Just a stony face. Chef went to the bar to speak with the waitress, looked our way but never came across to see what the problem was. Will never go there again considering we just spent £24 on two bar meals and two drinks. Value for money: 1/10.
Date visited: 24 July 2009
Review by Dave on 13th August, 2008
Add your review Date visited: July 08
The Mustard Pot is in a nice place for a Sunday lunch and can be relaxing to sit in and out. However they are really short staffed and very inexperienced. I was told there were no menu's, and a staff member pointed to two different walls with menus on. Getting served for drink's was a fifteen minute (at least)extraganza. Food took a hour to get to us, and I had to ask four different staff for condiments. The food was nice though, but we were very hungry at this point. They need floor staff and some basic training.
Date visited: July 08
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