The purpose of the evening was to celebrate my wife's birthday in style, so I asked her where she wanted to go....and her response was the Mint Dining Room........
While the first impression is that the location is a bit outside of where one would normally expect (not inconvenient, just more of a quiet side street), once inside this is completely forgotten as you enjoy what I can only classify as an absolute first class dining experience.
We started by relaxing in "The Snug" (a private, warm little lounge with comfy chairs) to enjoy a drink and browse the menu before seating (highly recommended). This really set the tone for the evening. Our waitperson Shelley did a fantastic job -- a perfect balance of being very knowledgeable and attentive without hovering too much.
Their wine list is quite extensive, and it's easy to see why they've received so many awards for their food. For us, fresh and locally sourced produce is also an important aspect of the dining experience, and is a part of what they do.
Truly an exceptional dining experience -- very highly recommended.
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