We came to the Downstairs wine and tapas bar and the wine selection was awesome.We enjoyed what we ordered too. It was local wine so that was even better. We decided to have some tapas to accompany the wine. All 3 were exceptional and were also good size servings, much bigger than usual, and we were too full to eat dinner. The atmosphere and service was great.
I have dined a Carmens many times and have always had a good experience. However, our family went out to Carmen's last night (22 December for her Pasta or Pizza menu. While the food was excellent the service was extremely slow. We were booked in for 6.30 most of us did not receive our main course until 8.30. There seemed to too few wait persons for the number of quests. Very disappointing for such a great restaurant.