We dropped by here hoping to have a beer outside on the patio, and that's where the story begins! We soon found that the only tables that were open on the patio smelled super, super bad.
They smelled bad in a way that almost defies description...like maybe a seagull had pooped itself senseless while being spit-roasted on top of the umbrella over the table, or maybe like a rabbit ate 20 soft-boiled eggs and washed them down with hot chocolate and pickle juice and lukewarm apricot nectar, and then the rabbit climbed inside a ripe durian and exploded...in fact, yes, I think that's probably what it was.
It smelled so bad in such a peculiar way that you couldn't help but laugh at it. You could totally bottle it and call it Eau de Vom.
The servers and manager were soon aware of the smell, and once they were done laughing at it while also gasping for air, they very graciously found us somewhere else to sit (inside, but no biggie). I'm glad we were able to all collectively laugh it and not make it a bigger deal than it was.
So anyway, we were evacuated to a nice little table upstairs in the bar, where we enjoyed very good beers (the Scotch ale was really delicious) and the Tyger! Tyger! Prawns, which were amazing. They were very lightly battered and fried I think and came with a very peppery sauce. I could have eaten them all day...or until I got full, whichever came first.
Our server was kind of polite but had a weird habit of asking a question, getting an answer, and then POOF!, she was gone, out of sight, out of earshot, like the Flash. There was no hope of follow-up at all, she would just vanish. We actually came to admire this ability and look forward to seeing her employ it again. We probably annoyed her because we were a little indecisive, but remember that we were also still reeling from the fantastically awful smell of the rabbit with gastric distress who exploded inside a durian, so there were extenuating circumstances. What can I say?
Speaking of our server, everyone who works here, female and male alike, is supermodel attractive. It's kind of intimidating. Chopped liver was not on the menu but it was certainly in the bar, in the personage of me.