Elegant warm decor with a modern vibe and a happily full room get anticipation off to a great start, and we were not disappointed. We had reserved (totally necessary that Saturday evening - it was entirely full) and were led to a table in the back which is often bad news but were happy to find a pleasant rear room with nicely spaced tables (the front room is long and narrow with tables running close together all down one side - lots of happy buzz, but a little noisier than we like). Service was prompt and attentive without being intrusive and the suggestions seemed genuine and were helpful. The menu is not long but is based on local and seasonal produce and covered a range of offerings. For appetizers, we had the beet 'carpaccio' (thinly sliced sweet beets with whipped feta and tender salad greens) and marrow bone (roasted, with salt and crispy toasts to spoon for the melting marrow). Both were a bit out of the ordinary and really delicious. My husband had the pork schnitzel. Sometimes a real disappointment but not this time. It featured really tender meat in a crispy, ungreasy crust and came with a molded red potato salad and pickled cauliflower picalilli, both great flavour accompaniments. I had the rainbow trout which was simply though nicely cooked and came aop a selection of braised mini root vegetables. These were good, but I found the flavours didn't really blend so well with the trout. We found portion size just right and were happy to skip dessert in order to get to the theatre in good time. We both felt it was a wonderful meal and would happily return.
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