Meal booked here on a Friday evening for 2. The restaurant itself is very much in a French bistro style and is well layout, with a cozy atmosphere. Tables for 2 were decently spaced out and there were a couple of booths as well available.
The food itself was good - for starters we had the raw scallops and the asparagus, both tasty. For mains we had the burger and the ox cheek. The burger was fantastic with oozing cheese and lovely bacon. The ox cheek came on a bed of horseradish mash and with bone marrow - lovely warming dish, though the horseradish mash might be overpowering for some. Desert was probably the star of the meal as we opted for the apple tarte tatin for two - pastry flaky and flavorsome, and sweet caramelized apple.
Service was fantastic and the waitress made us feel very welcome
So why not 5 stars? - at £145 for two (of which £43 was drinks), it is up there price wise with its sister restaurants Social Eating House and Pollen Street Social (ok Pollen street might be a tad more). At this sort of level, although I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at little social, I must admit the food quality was superior at both the other 2 restaurants which have more wow factor too.
So purely on the value for money, that brings it down to 4 stars for me. I think the asparagus starter is a good example of this; where a couple of stalks of asparagus with an egg and some lardo costs £15, which is just a bit much to be honest even though it tasted good
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