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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Lunch in Trentham...

On Sunday, as part of our weekend away, Trader Vic and I and my uncle and aunt went to the charming little town of Trentham for lunch at The Cosmopolitan Hotel.


...now, the food was delicious!  My lamb shoulder melted in your mouth it was so tender and I am going to try to recreate the couscous salad one day.  BUT, the service was atrocious.  Despite having booked we were put in the far corner (after first being ignored when we walked into the restaurant) and then it took them 20 mins to bring us menus and 45 minutes before they came back to take our orders and then ages before our drinks arrived and then about an 1 hour and 40 mins before our meals came!  Not good, really and the reason I would hesitate to recommend going there for Sunday lunch.


As I said, the little town of Trentham is charming....

This sweet old fellow gave me a fright when I nearly walked into him - I thought he was a real person for a minute or two!

There are some gorgeous shops, this one had a double fireplace.




Love the detail on the lamp shade and the windows.


The original kitchen is now part of the shop.


... and I suppose this is true - the Queen has probably never known the joys of cooking/baking.  Rather sad, really.


This tea set tempted me, but no, no, no! I was strong!


Sweet cherubs on this marble seat....


... and there was this one shop which sold a Noah's Ark of animals....



This sign made me smile....


... and I spied this courtyard down a lane to the Redbeard Bakery. (which I have just discovered is For Sale, any takers? lol!)



So, that was our afternoon in Trentham, I can recommend a visit but maybe try one of the other cafes/restaurants if you are looking for lunch.

hugs,

13 comments:

Cath said...

Goodness me, that IS atrocious service.....I don't think I would have stayed for that long. The food did look good though.

Bev C said...

Hello Kaye

Maybe the Queen was on cooking duties at the Hotel!
A great array of wonderful shops in the town.

Happy days.
Bev.

Linda said...

Your so lucky to have so many fun and interesting places to visit Kaye. I'm so jealous. I think I should come live with you for a while.

Linda

Linda said...

Oh what terrible service! Thanks for taking me along on your journey...looks like fun! Have a wonderful evening!!

Christine M said...

Sounds like a great day out (once you eventually got your lunch). I love that tea set too. Probably would have been out of my price range. I wonder where I could get one of those signs. Although it's a little early as the boys are still be bit young. I could always put it away! Great photos Kaye.

Brigitte said...

This little town sounds very inviting, contrarily to the restaurant where you were having lunch. Wow, that's absolutely bad customer service. I'm not sure if I were so patient and waited for such a long time.

cucki said...

Wow looks like so much fun..
Big hugs x

gracie said...

Too bad the service was terrible but glad it did not spoil the food taste. The town is lovely, thanks for the tour....

Noela said...

Sorry about the bad service but at least your meal was nice. Lots of interesting shops down there. hugs....

Margaret said...

Looks like a great visit! But that restaurant. OMG! Awful!

Vickie said...

Oh dear! I know Brian would have had us walk out on the restaurant!! I am glad the food was excellent after all that.
Love the teenager sign! :)

Bea said...

That really was atrocious service - I'm not sure I would have stayed. I'm glad the food was delicious in the end.

What a cute town! Thanks for all the photos. And I love the teen-ager sign.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Looks like a great little town! Too bad the service at the restaurant was so awful - that can really spoil an experience.

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