I visited with my friends to celebrate a new job. I had seen pictures on Facebook and, obviously, checked the reviews here...
I can only echo the sentiments of other reviewers, the personal, relaxed service really appealed to me. You're greeted and seated (name in light box on table is a unique touch) then everything is fully explained to you; from being told that it's a fresh kitchen and any dietary requirements can be met (and I don't mean just allergies, like in most restaurants - if you want stuff tailor made they will appease!) Then the afternoon tea was explained to us (as two of us had gone for that and two ordered from the evening meal) so, we are fully apprised as to what's going on and can gauge an early glimpse of the fervent, friendly service style.
The food was excellent. I had the duck and my partner had the travelling noodles... both were flavour-some and well presented. The two having the afternoon tea were very happy with the selection of sandwiches. The afternoon tea also includes a hot course of; chicken and sweet potato fries or fish and chips to snack on!
As the evening went on, we worked our way through a selection of well presented gins and cocktails. All delicious and very unique. Have a look at some of the creations on Facebook!
This place stands alone! It is THE PLACE in the north east. Other venues will be looking to copy...they won't achieve what is here, though!
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