A new opening which has received good reviews in the local press, this is a small restaurant housed in a former bar/cafe in a quiet and dark stretch of road between Queen Square and The Old Duke. As such, it’s unlikely to get much in the way of passing trade, and was only around half full on our Saturday evening visit. It’s got a pleasant, modern interior, with full size windows at the back which would no doubt offer a great view of the river in the summer months. Waiting staff all seemed pleasant and helpful, and volunteered to recommend us some wine to accompany our meal (he subsequently came up with two options, one of which was £64. We went for the cheaper one!).
The menu was fairly concise, with only about five or six options for each course, but there were several that we liked the sound of. Complimentary bread was bought to our table, and whilst this was essentially just a plain white roll, it was nonetheless very soft and still warm and came with a bowl of olive oil apparently made from some handpicked olives in southern Spain. I probably would have chosen the pigeon for starter if my companion had not, but in the event I’m very glad that I didn’t as I much preferred my Bath Blue, Caramelised Walnut Salad, Pomegranate Dressing. Other courses such as Pork Belly, Salty Caramel, Baby Leeks, Pomme Purée and a Sticky Date Sponge with Rum Caramel and Vanilla Ice Cream were all very good. Prices were reasonable with three courses being a set £22.50, and whilst a 10% service charge was added we were quite happy with this as the service had been good and the prices low to start with.
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