CUISINE: British fine dining with lots of seasonal produce.
BEST FOR: Couples and families looking for a special night out where good food is paramount.
GENERAL IMPRESSIONS: A contemporary fine dining restaurant with colourful decor and a short menu of premium British cuisine.
PRICE GUIDE: £5 to £9 for starters and sides, £15 to £22 for main dishes, £6 to £11 for desserts.
DECOR: Modern, colourful interiors with contemporary artwork and bright lighting.
SERVICE: Staff are polite, respectful and engaged. Expect a 10-15 minute wait for starters and a 20-25 minute wait for main courses.
STARTERS AND SIDES: Bold and inventive options from Shanghai risotto to wild mushroom fricassée and even venison tartare. The starters are small plates that are big in flavour but won’t ruin your appetite for the main course. Sides include vegetables, salads and chunky hand-cut chips.
MAINS: Mouthwatering dishes such as slow-cooked pork belly, braised beef cheeks and market fish of the day are combined with imaginative accompaniments like spiced red cabbage, wilted shard and pommery mustard sauce. Everything on the menu is perfectly conceived, delicately prepared and served in an attractive gastronomic style.
DESSERTS: A flavoursome and rich selection including chilli chocolate mousse, homemade ice creams and sorbets, and a British and European cheese plate (port and digestifs available to go alongside).
DRINKS: A diverse wine list and a good selection of beers and spirits.
DO THEY TAKE BOOKINGS? Yes, and the restaurant gets busy, so it’s worth booking in advance.
CLIENTELE Mainly a 50s-plus crowd including lots of smartly-dressed couples enjoying a meal out.