We visited on Saturday night having heard about the calibre of the food here.We are very local so were eager to try it out particularly as our real local, The Tollgate, has gone down the pan since it was sold recently.
I accept the comments repeated on this site about the tables in the skittle alley and really this is not a place anyone should be expected to dine in.There is plenty of space in the main restaurant, if it were planned carefully,to accommodate these 6 covers.
So to the food...the chef has exceptional taste buds and creates incredible flavour combinations..Every course was faultless in terms of maximising the flavours from the freshest of ingredients.Sourcing locally and ensuring the very best produce is used works. My venison main course and my wife's duck caused us both to exclaim that these were the very best examples of those dishes we had eaten. This is not a fussy restaurant, no flamboyant presentations or pretentious menu descriptions and it is all the better for it.Just really good cooking combined with refficient and pleasant service.I disagree with a couple of comments here saying that it is expensive, taking into account the work that must go in to creating this calibre of cooking it is value for money.
Any negatives? Well, although the menu states that the bread is home baked, there was none nor olives or nuts or anything else placed on the table on arrival.Its not essential but either that or an Amuse Bouche would not go amiss.
We shall be back.
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