I quietly celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago by having dinner with a few friends. I decided on Haz because I have eaten there a few times and I really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and services provided.
We ordered from the £27.95 set menu (Party Menu 2) which allowed us to sample all of the starters and desserts listed and choose a main. Our waiter allowed me the opportunity to upgrade my main meal to Iskendar, which I promptly accepted - it's my main meal when I go to Haz, plus it helped that I was the birthday girl!
|A selection of starters, given the amount of guests, we were given 2 portions of every starter listed on the menu to share|
|Main Meal - Lamb Shish|
|Main Meal - Mixed Grill|
|My Main Meal - Iskendar|
|Dessert - Baklava, apricot, vanilla ice cream|
I have to say that my one negative of the dinner was the service. It was good...when they eventually got to our table. I was one of the first to arrive; as more people arrived I expected someone to at least take drink orders. This was not the case and after about 25 minutes I actually had to wave at the waiter like I was on a street hollering for a friend. It happened on a couple of occasions, which was a bit frustrating especially as I could see others being served and attended to quite regularly. My guess is because of where we were situated in the restaurant. I had booked the private room (which was actually more a small enclave with sliding door) for my dinner and that is in quite a secluded part of the restaurant.
I have experienced great service from other Haz restaurants so I won't let this taint my overall view of the restaurant. I would actually be content with visiting the branch again because the atmosphere was really lovely; however I would seek to be in a more visible part of the restaurant.