Even though Chill Winston has mixed reviews I thought I would try it out for a few drinks and shared appies last night. The hostess was very nice and while there were no outside tables available she offered to move us to one as soon as they did open up. We decided just to stay inside but it was nice to be offered. She was the only good service throughout the entire night!
We sat down at our table and got greeted fairly prompty. We ordered a few beers and one appy to share but asked to be given a few minutes before we ordered another one... Well after about 10 minutes our drinks and prawns got dropped off at the same time. The prawns were tasty but nothing special.
Our plate took another 10 minutes (after we had finished eating) to be cleared. When it was cleared it was just picked up from the table. Without a word.. we hadn't even had a chance to order our next course. After about 5 minutes of staring at the multiple servers who had served us at this point someone finally came and took our order for the scallops. They were delivered fairly prompty and tasted good, not great, but good.
We had finished our drinks about half way through the scallops and yet no one even looked in our direction. We were planning on having a desert and a few more drinks however after about 15 minutes of no one clearing our plate or offering us more drinks we decided against giving Chill Winston too much more of our money.
Eventually the plate was cleared and we ordered some wine. It came out after about 5 minutes (considering it wasn't busy I felt this was too long) and there were things floating in one of the glasses! Considering we had just paid $10 for a glass of wine it would be nice if it was put into a clean glass.
After another 5 minutes trying to get a servers attention the glass got taken away to be replaced... but the replacement glass took another 5 minutes to come out... how slow is the bartender if the server can't get a class of wine filled with in five minutes.
After all this we were less than enchanted with Chill Winston. Another 5 minutes of looking around to get someones attention and we finally had the bill.. $70 for 2 beers, a glass of wine and 2 appys... with horrible service!
The atmosphere was nice however there were about 5 blow fly's and bees flying around in side that i think some bug screens would fix.
The only other thing to mention without getting into specifics would be the servers attire. I am all for being trendy and having a casual feel.. however it should be done tastefully. Trying to eat my dinner while my servers chest is in my face isn't exactly appetizing.
Will not be going back...Ever!