Looks more like a gastropub than a £100+/head restaurant, nothing much wrong with that, just a little surprising. Went here for a Christmas lunch with two friends, it was packed (on a Monday) with people in suits and presumably most dining on expenses. The first thing we noticed was that in the second week of December there was not even a nod to Christmas, no tree, no decorations. What's that all about?
We all started with excellently made Bloody Marys at the bar, then sat down to order.
I was disappointed that they didn't serve the crab starter on Mondays (as no fishing on Sunday of course) but strangely they did serve scallops. Does crab deteriorate faster than scallops? I don't think so. For our mains we all opted for fillet steak. At £34 with all accompanying dishes extra (it doesn't even come with chips included) it was mighty expensive but very, very good. Good chips and creamed spinach.
We had no desserts but decided to have coffee and port. We chose a bottle of their Dixon’s Double Diamond 10yr Tawny Port, listed under the bottle price as £32. When it came it was only a half bottle, on re-reading it does say 37.5cl in the description, but none of us saw that. It is very confusing as they mix full and half bottles under the same 'bottle' price heading. A quick google says our half bottle could be bought retail at around £10 if you buy a case, so some hefty markups going on all round here and we would not have bought it had we realised it was only a half bottle.
All in all, for 2 courses, a couple of bottles of their least expensive wine, a couple of bar drinks and coffee and port left us with a bill of £112 each. Hmmm. It was good, but that good?