Set in a wonderful location, we walked round the block as we were a little early for our table, the neighbourhood is well worth a look. On to the restaurant, where our jackets and shopping was taken - no fuss. Our table, was tucked away slightly and a little dark, as the decor is dark grey and we didn't benefit from any natural daylight.
The waiting staff were excellent very courteous and knowledgeable of the menu. We went for the taster menu with wine pairing, as the selection looked varied and interesting. Every course was so enjoyable, the taste had such a depth of flavour and I can only describe it all "as out of this world".
To pick some highlights is so difficult as there are so so many, but here we go - warm cauliflower mousse; spring vegetable salad (which sounds ordinary but is anything but); the apple variations with the scallops; horseradish ice cream which came with the mackerel; the lobster; the pork belly with the popcorn crackling; the lemon confit and granite; with the pure pistachio soufflé for me being the icing on the cake!
The accompanying wines were well balanced and complimented the food perfectly, the only slight criticism was we would have liked the sommelier to have not only described the wine, but why it had been chosen to go with that particular course.
Overall the evening was perfect. Tim Allen deserves the mitchelin star recently awarded, and this resturant comes highly recomended.
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