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The Post House in Stafford

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Gramaisc, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Goldilox

    Goldilox How do I edit this?

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    Welcome to the forum Camsnan. It's actually about £16 for a main course, not just per head http://theposthousestafford.co.uk/winter-menu.html
     
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    Thankyou Gramaisc and Admin, will be contributing more in the New Year, busy busy busy at the moment, merry xmas one and all.
     
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    Goodness Goldilox, will give that a miss then, unless I call in for a drink sometime, mind you I usually pop into Costa Coffee when I am in town, they do a very nice selection of drinks you don't find anywhere else.
     
  4. Goldilox

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    I don't actually think that's too expensive if the quality is good. I couldn't afford to eat there everyday, but I'd certainly consider taking my good lady for our anniversary. The main courses at the smart restaurant bit actually come in between £18 & £25, but we've easily paid £60+ for the two of us in the past and felt it was worth every penny...
     
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    She was indeed, and still a very good friend, now living in Brizzle fronting a new band called Dub Mafia....Doing really well too
     
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    As it was my wifes birthday yesterday we had a night up town and called in the post house.What strikes you is amount of money that has spent on the development,right as you enter and throughout the building it is quite stunning, you would think you was in central Birmingham or Liverpool not Stafford.
    A very plesant front of house lady welcomed us and aquanteted us with the buiding, we went in the cocktail bar which was very plush(strange lighting though), we had cocktails costing £8 and £6.50, quite expensive but very nice and it fits the bill for a special night out. The toilets were very impresive but had no hand dyrers.
    That said there was few oddities such as a large party dining in what felt a walkway area and was surprised that a number of people who hadn't dressed up had been allowed in(although who I am I to be the stlye police).The fine dining is upstairs and without venturing upstairs can't report on how busy it was.
    It is early days but I reckon word will spread how good the place is and can see people travelling from all round to try it out. It could put Stafford on the map, but with no other places in town like it, it could be left out on a limb.
     
  7. Colossal

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    Was about to check the place out on Saturday night, but was prevented from doing so by the unnecessary arseholery of one of their doormen. I don't think I'll bother trying again.
     
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    What happened with the doorstaff?
     
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    As we reached the entrance, a doorman asked our party of twelve (six men, six women, all appropriately attired, I think, although there were a few of us in jeans) if we could form a queue outside because they were a bit busy at the time and therefore couldn't let us straight in. However, we had approached via Mill Street so we'd already looked through all the windows and it definitely wasn't busy. It was bloody cold outside and some of us didn't have coats, so we decided not to wait around and went elsewhere instead. There really was no apparent reason why they couldn't have let us straight in. As I said: unnecessary arseholery.
     
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    When you consider that the first representative of the restraunt is the person on the door then the last thing you want is prospective customers held up outside in the cold, some retraining is needed there.
     
  11. Jimbo

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    Call and speak with the manager; a new place like this needs to know where it's going wrong. Door staff are probably used to the likes of Couture, Litten Tree and The Tavern. Never know, might be a freebie in it for you!

    Also, has the bakery opened?
     
  12. tek-monkey

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    Agreed, they may well be sat inside wondering where everyone is yet the doorstaff are making people walk away. Best to phone or drop them an email.
     
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    A possible ploy to generate curiosity and make people think its "the place to be" by making it look really busy and difficult to get into?
     
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    I must admit that I did not like the bouncer style of security when I went to the pre launch, I think it lowered the tone and they strutted around with out being necessary, they should be more dscreet. If I were the client of the ilk they wish to attract this would definatley put me off. (I do eat in good resteraunts by the way)

    Hopefully these are the sort of issues that will be polished that I agree that a phone call with feedback would be an excelent idea. I will give feedback to them on this point as well
     
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    Agreed- a couple of chaps in suits looking discreet, or maybe a traditional doorman (top hat etc) would look better. Sadly a sign of the times and strict licence conditions imposed.
     
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    Me and the youngest sprog walked past here other night,there was 3 bouncers/doormen outside. Ronnie,Reggie and Charlie Kray came to mind.
     
  17. fatfrog

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    post man pat outfits maybe??

     
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    I also noticed quite a few bouncers and to be honest they seemed out of place. I know they need some, but it just wasnt quite right somehow.
    It could be a good place, but it just feels a bit mixed up. Like the owners are trying to cover every base. I understand why, but it just doesn't seem to work properly. Its early days though.
     
  20. StaffordEd

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    The Post House

    4 of us went in for a light snack at lunchtime. We had to move twice because it was draughty. Food was ok but service was lacking. Some staff lacked either enthusiasm or training. I think those wanting the fine dining experience would expect to see the staff a little more upbeat and knowledgeable.

    I suspect that there was a rush to open the restaurant to take advantage of the Christmas trade, which was probably at the expense of staff training. This may prove a false economy if customers are put off by poor service. Let’s hope it improves, as I understand that it was a very costly project. I would love to know what the estimated payback period of the project is. I hope the owner is young enough to see their return on investment.
     

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