On the recommendation of friends we chose to try a 'special seafood platter' for a late lunchtime treat and we were not disappointed. Although we were the only people eating in the pleasantly decorated & spotlessly clean restaurant at that time, that in no way spoiled the experience. We had a table by the welcoming fire & by choosing to eat at 2.30pm we were able to enjoy the company of the tropical fish; quiet background music and the undivided & attentive service of our host Jenni, and chef Mike. The food was sublime! We began the experience with stuffed chillies - they looked amazing and they lived up to their appearance with an exciting 'kick' in the final bite! Followed by sorbet to cleanse the palate - we were ready to begin the platter - and what a feast!!! We could fully appreciate why we'd had to book a week in advance...to enable chef Mike to source fresh on the day. We sat for over an hour enjoying each mouthful - the heated stand keeping everything at the right temperature. The content of the platter varies according to availability and is served simply with a choice of rice or ciabatta - such a variety of fish and seafood it is difficult to describe; but if we had to pick a favourite element from the oysters, large lobster, lobster bisque, baked whole crab, whitebait, whole plaice, bass, mussels, huge prawns etc it would have to be the perfectly cooked scallops.... They were DIVINE! When my husband mentioned that we had been looking forward to trying razor clams (which our friends had enjoyed on their visit) ... within a few minutes we had the pleasure too!!! Wonderful service and quite unexpected. The only regret ... no room for one of Mike's excellent puds....but the good news is that you can have a 'take-away' and the chocolate fudge cake .... consumed much, much later was excellent. This Seafood Platter is a special offer and not always available but if you love seafood we'd recommend you try it while it lasts! However we have chosen off the extensive menu previously and have yet to be disappointed. This is a restaurant attached to a village pub - but offering the quality of food a good restaurant in town would find hard to beat.
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