Attended a group (approx 12 people) birthday party meal at this restaurant recently, We dined on a Saturday evening and had booked in advance.
The venue is a pretty even split between being a bar or a restaurant. The bar area isn't especially 'open plan' and retains a traditional English pub feel, this creates a nice lively and snug environment. You can dine in the bar area if you're looking for a more informal setting to eat, however the venue also has a separate dining only area that has a lovely period decor and retains the feeling of an old Georgian home. Due to the relatively small dimensions of the venue the tables are all a bit close together, but not excessively so and would only seem so if you were looking for a really private dining experience.
Service was friendly, swift and handled well for a relatively large group. There were a couple of mix ups with the order (ran out of one person's selection and someone was given the wrong meal) however these were resolved remarkably quickly and in the end I would say reflected very well on the staff.
The food was very nice. There was a good selection on the menu and an accommodating range in price to cover most budgets. My meal was very tasty and I think the quality reflected the price paid and the standard the venue aims at. Nothing mind-blowing, but I left feeling entirely satisfied and that's good enough for me.
The wine list was not quite as good unfortunately. Not enough variety and if you wanted to spend less than £20 on a bottle you only had one or two options which was arguably the only negative point of the evening. If wine is a major factor of your dining experience you should bear this in mind.
I believe when drinks were factored in (all but one were drinking wine), a starter and main course for everyone and with the bill divided equally it was roughly £30 per person, which was entirely fair.
I would recommend this venue for almost all sorts of dining experience, romantic, informal, formal or group. I would (and will) be visiting the venue again for both a drink and a bite.
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