When we arrived on a very wet and windy evening we were shown into a sitting room for canapés and pre-dinner drinks. Despite the awful weather the room didn't have the fire lit and it was quite cold. In fact the table that had been reserved for us was in the window was very chilly and we moved to a table away from the window. "It's an old building sir and we don't do double glazing" we were told. The overall feeling of the restaurant is that it has seen better days. To be fair we were told by the receptionist that they are gradually renovating but there was too much threadbare carpet and upholstery for it to be a truly top class establishment.
Nevertheless the service was pretty good; friendly and attentive.
The canapés were delicious and a food allergy had been noted.
Moving into the dining room, we found this room also on the cool side. However, the food was excellent. A lovely amuse bouche followed by the best-cooked scallops I've ever had. The other starters I'm told were also excellent. Main course of venison (again perfectly cooked as were my companions' beef, duck and lamb) was followed by amazing assiette desserts.
So, all in all, a lovely evening let down a little by cool rooms, no fire lit and rather shabby decor and furnishings.
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