I had been looking at their New Year Menu which I thought ridiculously overpriced. Then I spotted the 'Early bird' menu. If you wish to dine Friday you must book in advance. I did this and left a message. As no one returned my call to confirm availability I had to call again, so customer service here needs to be sharper.
However, the meal was excellent. I chose the three courses for £13.00 and was not disappointed. My starter was hummus, tzadziki, a dish of mild, mixed olives and two pitta bread.
Main was the burger which was well cooked and juicy served with chunky homemade chips and a selection of leaves in olive oil. My husband thought that there was too much oil. We both thought that a relish would enhance the burger and add moisture - not just ketchup offered. A teenager diner did have cheese on his, perhaps this could be offered?
Desert ( I made myself manage!), a light textured sticky toffee pud with sauce and praline ice cream. A delight and well worth the effort on my behalf as so many puds are either too treacley or micro waved within an inch of their lives, resulting in cloying brick like qualities. Not this one and what a choice when faced with brulee as well!
I like the dining room which was subtly lit with candles and staff were attentive without being intrusive. Wine was priced at the going rate £4.30 for House White.
There is one 'ladies', rather small and with many mirrors. Fine unless you're taking young ones with you. Then again I'm there to dine and enjoy which I certainly did and will be back.
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