Our party of four (my wife and I plus relatives) had high expectations after reading all the good reviews, but sadly this wasn't met.
The location was nice, in the centre of Budleigh Salterton and we were looking forward to a Saturday night dining experience but sadly this wasn't delivered.
My wife and I both had the crab souffle which seemed to be highly rated but sadly turned out to be rubbery in texture, lacking flavour and with a salty cheese sauce poured over it,just didn't do it for us.
Our main of Hake was watery and again, surprisingly tasteless.
We ordered a bottle of white wine for the table which arrived already corked and unfortunately had to send for a replacement as it wasn't chilled.
Lastly, the kitchen extractor wasn't working that night and the restaurant filled with a smoky haze for the two hours we dined.
The two stars were for the good service we received from the young members of staff and the central location.