Just like you, but different
131 refers to it’s street number
It was on the site of a pub called “The Fathers Tavern” and let me tell you that used to be an experience. The last time we went their with some friends we walked in, and in the wild west cowboy style the bar went quiet as strangers walked in, true story, we ordered a couple ‘jugs’ of beer, brought the barman a drink and everything became sweet-as. True Story.
Wind the dial on a few years, there is now a Maccas in town, but there isn’t a roundabout and nor is there traffic lights. Something shouldn’t change.
One3One. A modern establishment. Central island bar set up, to the left high tables, the right 4 top tables, a couple of booths. Wallpaper like wooden fence paling, menu’s kept in beer crates.
Let down by the industrial quality carpet on the floor to be honest when wood or polished concrete might have been better.
In a major change the one beer garden has been sacrificed for more floor area, and the smokers and other outside dwellers get a concrete corridor. I don’t smoke so no loss to me.
Two people chose the CHICKEN BREAST
Oven roasted chicken breast stuffed with basil & wrapped in streaky bacon, served with herb roasted potatoes and topped with a tomato & herb sauce
Lets cut to the chase and critique this.
The biggest biggest problem by far was that the main meals had no seasonable vegetables on the plate. OK if you colour me me stupid that the menu description din’t call this out, but you know that the whole experience would have been magnified to great if the plate had a carrot or a floret of broccoli on it.
Sides are called out on the menu, but these weren’t offered up by the wait staff.
Specifically calling out the lamb shanks that I had, these weren’t browed before cooking. One of them stringy and tough, the other soft and fell off the bone. The gravy was watery and insipid.
Calling out the lamb salad as looking awesome!
One3One has a couple of things going for it, and in no particle order:
They could improve things here and there of course, to suit me, but this sets a new standard in Paeora and the others need to take note.