I spotted a very good groupon deal for 1861 restaurant and as we'd been there before and thoroughly enjoyed it I immediately bought it!!
I have to say that like last time we again weren't disappointed. The service was second to none and the food was outstanding!!! We had an amushe bouche of rhubard chutney and pork terrine which was stunning then for starters I had the scallops and my husband had the fritters, the scallops presentation was absolutely beautiful I actually felt quite guilty eating it it was soooooooooo pretty and to follow I had the cod and my husband the wild boar, my cod was flavourful and meaty and very filling, I tried my husbands wild boar and it was actually very nice also (im not a fan of meat cooked pink but it was very nice indeed). For dessert I had the trio of chocolate (which unfortunately I couldnt finish as I was so full) but my husband polished it off after he'd eaten his delightful looking cheese board and chutneys. After dessert we retired to the lounge area for coffee and petit foures (again i didnt have any of these due to still feeling very full). The matre de and waitress were both lovely and very friendly and chatty and i feel that helps with the whole atmosphere. Simon also came out and spoke to us and my husband congratulated him on a wonderful dinner and also talked about foraging and growing veg on his allotment. Over all a fantastic evening with stunning food and wine. We will be going again in the not too distant future.........Job well done Simon and Kate!!!
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