I visited this restaurant and bar two days ago for lunch. O Where to begin?
First, the service was appalling. When I got there I asked for a menu - there being none on the table - and was given one by a waitress with a huffy sigh. I then attempted to order lunch from a very seductive menu. Unfortunately, it took me about ten minutes to get from deciding what I wanted to actually ordering because the staff were so completely inattentive. There were plenty of them around, but they seemed bent on ignoring all the customers and hardly spent any time on the restaurant floor but went from one door to another without once looking about to see if any customers needed anything! It was like they had invisible blinkers on. I could not catch the eye of any of them and had to literally wave and cry out "Hi, excuse me!" It wasn't just me who noticed this aspect either. I heard a couple who were there before me complain that they'd been waiting for twenty minutes. Finally one of them went over to the till to ask for service, waited a few minutes in vain, then gave up and sat down again in despair. Very odd because the place was barely a quarter full! Which speaks volumes.
For lunch I chose the partridge and pigeon terrine as starter. This was very promptly served after I had ordered it, which would be a plus except that it had clearly been served so swiftly as it had been plucked maybe ten seconds beforehand from the refrigerator. It was a highly inelegant doorstop wedge made of layered partridge and pigeon pieces and covered in what might have been spinach. It was very very very cold, had the density of hard rubber, was nearly flavourless and extremely dry despite being damp on the outside. It made me slightly nauseous. The spinach(?) was watery and tasted vile, like soggy seaweed. It was all served with a meagre green salad and two slices of bread and butter. The bread was the only decent thing on the plate but that's not saying much. I wanted to drop it all on the floor and throw a tantrum but I'm far too polite! Instead I foolishly ate the lot (hungry and too tired to find somewhere else), paid, and left, vowing never to come back. I certainly did not order a main course but dashed into a nearby chain restaurant and ordered something cheap, filling and tasty, just for joy.
To add insult to misery the prices were steep. The terrine (a starter) was £6.50 and not worth it, everything else was by far more expensive. I also feel compelled to warn you that this is the kind of place that serves dessert with 'foam'. I believe it was strawberry foam. Not a satisfying scoop of ice-cream, or hot custard or anything remotely gratifying but FOAM! Overpriced foam at that! What IS this trendy new nonsense? If I wanted strawberry foam I'd chew some strawberry flavoured gum and make my own!
On the plus side, the interior was nice enough and the atmosphere was OK but really nothing special. One man at the bar was getting loud, this was at about 3pm in the afternoon. It was also pretty chilly.
Never never never again.
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