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Circle Thai - Winterlicious - Terrible service


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Circle Thai - Winterlicious - Terrible service

Buttercup | Feb 6, 2005 03:51 PM

We were disappointed with our experience at Circle Thai, mainly because of the service. We weren't even finished our appetizers before the mains arrived, and the server just whisked away our plates so she could serve the mains. The server didn't return to refill water glasses or check on us, and then there was a long lull before dessert, and then an even longer lull before the bill arrived.

The dishes were unremarkable; the mango salad was alright, we both ordered the seafood with pineapple rice and found it one-note in flavour, and the "fresh mango sticky rice" dessert wasn't exactly as advertised. It was actually coconut rice with a gummy, paste-like texture, with some pieces of unripened mango alongside. The portions were small, as one might expect in a Winterlicious menu.

Although the meal wasn't special, it wasn't terrible, so we wouldn't have minded so much if the service hadn't been so deplorable. We won't be returning.

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