Before writing anything about the food I first of all wanted to say how brilliant all of the staff were. From the moment I walked in with my partner everybody was smiling and happy, everyone said hello and we were looked after throughout the night - the service was perfect in every way.
The ambience in the restaurant is lovely, I always enjoy seeing my food being prepared and the chef who was putting the dishes together at the front had a smile on his face...I don't know why but I assume if the chef is happy making my food then I am going to be happy eating it. It was also great that there is another "open kitchen" area where the salads and flat breads are prepared...the food tastes as fresh and delicious as it looks.
My partner and I started with the grand selection of cured meats and cheeses, all of which were fantastic though I'm not a huge fan of blue cheese (there was only 1 so it got eaten anyway). The beef cheeks (I think that's what the meat was) tasted simply divine and set the tone for what turned out to be an amazing meal. I enjoyed a trio of seafood dishes, Calamari, Swordfish and Crab Ravioli...my partner tried the octopus, gnocchi + duck ragu and an avocado salad - all of which were simply brilliant.
Following our meal we sat in the bar area and had a glass of wine. The gentlemen serving at the bar were happy to chat with everyone who came for drinks and added to the warm welcoming atmosphere that this restaurant has.
Well deserving of its TA rating, I will be trying to arrange another visit as soon as I can.
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July 8, 2013
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Thank you very much for your fantastic words! If we were happy in serving you, now we are even happier knowing that you have enjoyed so much your time with us.
Hope to see you soon!
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