Had a work meeting in the area on Friday so stopped in for lunch. It was pretty busy and food took ages to come out. It was good and the price was reasonable but don't take the chance if you're in a hurry.
The customer service was really, really not good on a Friday at around 1pm. The bartender decided to finish off whatever she was doing, leaving us standing in front of her for a solid minute, before she even made eye contact with us. No acknowledgement whatsoever.
The wait time for the food exceeded 45 minutes. We would have left at the 30 minute mark if we had not already paid for the food. When the food finally arrived the waitress did not apologise for, or mention the wait time.
We ordered quesadilla and a salad as we were in a hurry and (wrongly) believed these would not take too long to arrive. The quesadilla was quite tasty, but didn't compensate for the ridiculous wait time (which, would have been perhaps more tolerable if they could have mentioned it prior to us order). The shrimp and calamari salad was decent if not quite oily.
On the plus side, we watched nearly 50 minutes of tennis on the multiple screens they have in the pub.
Overall the experience of this pub was not a very pleasant one.
We at The Paddington sincerely apologise we let you down on Friday, we demand a high level of warm friendly service for every customer that walks in our door and clearly you did not get this. If you would like to take the time to contact me on email@example.com I would be happy to discuss this further with you.
This is the local pub where all the important deals get done. They even have a board room for the more serious meetings. They have two for one pizza's on Tuesdays!. When the sun's shining it's nice to sit at one of their outdoor tables and have a sneaky mid afternoon pint. Our work always goes there on Melbourne Cup day and usually ones of us wins the magnum for best dressed.
Sweet pub. They do some good food as well as lots to choose from on the drinks menu. Very handy for me as I work in Parnell. Can regularly catch the ABs games here or great place to pop into for some after work drinks. We will be having our Xmas function here this year - looking forward to it!