We decided to treat ourselves to a decent Sunday lunch on September 29th. We had aheard a bit about the Merry Monk and were keen to try it.
They were very keen to push the "nibbles". A card on the table with them on as well as being in the main menu. We were also asked three times whether we wanted any. We declined.
No bread, which was a little disappointing.
The service charge had been added to the bill already. I'd prefer to make my own choice on the service charge thankyou very much.
It is pricey. £66 for two of us for Sunday lunch. We didn't especially begrudge this, but you make your own mind up on it.
The resturant is laid out very well and the cutlery, crockery and linen is all of high quality.
The drinks were good and not too pricey.
The food was superb. Starters of mussels and the haddock rarebit were absolutely lovely. We had a pork and beef as the mains and these too were excellent. Good portion sizes with plenty of (perfectly cooked) vegetables. The pork was a little fatty, but with it being pork wasn't a problem. The small stuffing balls tasted wonderful and the gravy was extremely flavoursome.
We could only managed two courses and didnt eat for the rest of the day.
All in all, it was a very good meal. We would return maybe for dinner at another time. As others have said, it's expensive but probably worth it.
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