We happened upon this restaurant while we were walking around Cambridge and as luck would have it it was right around 6pm. We had seen their other Cambridge restaurant earlier in the day but the prices had been too pricey for what we were looking for. But then we saw they had an early bird menu from 6pm to 7pm, and we thought the prices were fantastic for this level of restaurant: £9 for the main and the option to add £3 each for starter and dessert.
With no booking we got a great table, very friendly staff, and ordered a very nice pint each (£3.30 each). We both decided on a starter, my g/f got the goat cheese and onion tart, I got the poached duck's egg and wild mushrooms on toast. Both were excellent, cooked perfectly and with delicious sauces. For mains g/f got the halibut, I got the roast of the day (which was lamb). Again, superb flavours, everything perfectly cooked, rather than sliced lamb, my lamb was a hockey puck sized lamb shoulder, perfectly tender, fell apart, perhaps a tad on the dry side but with the incredible rich dark sauce it was delicious. Mine came with mash and veg, my g/f's fish with roast potato disks and veg and another great sauce. Portions were large, too large for us to manage dessert.
This restaurant exceeded all of our expectations. The cooking was elevated to a level you'd expect to find in a Michelin star place, these guys can really cook. The service was excellent, the ambiance perfect, the meal delicious from start to end, and at those early bird prices one of the best values ever.
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