We visited this friendly restaurant on a Friday night. The staff were lovely and just attentive enough and the restaurant is a nice lovely, romantic place to spend a couple of hours, although when the sun went down it was rather dark!
We received a complimentary amuse bouche which was a warm, savoury concoction in a shot glass and some bread. Quickly after we received our starters which were stunning to look at (which was a little tricky in the near dark!). The chefs are obviously very talented at making things look almost too beautiful to eat! Unfortunately, my starter, the 'William Tell' lacked seasoning and needed a sauce or something to pull it all together. It was a clever dish with a great concept behind it but unfortunately, it just didn't work tastewise. The half crumb, half scone like consistency of the carb element (I'm not sure whether to call it bread or something completely different) wasn't very pleasant to eat and wasn't the best platform for the parfait, which was lovely. My partner had a lot more success with his starter of quail, although this too lacked seasoning.
My main of beef fillet was delicious and hearty. My partner's John Dory fillet with lobster rissotto was tasty but lacked finesse on the plate. The fish fillet size more suitable to a small female than a man with a voracious appetite (needless to say he ate half of mine)!
My only other critique, and I am being fussy, was that the wine glasses were heavy and cheap, which I felt cheapened the wine we had chosen.
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