It is not every day that you find a good restaurant overlooking one of the finest English buildings. We were at a table in the mezzanine area which opens directly onto the lawns in front of the cathedral. The room itself is light and airy with a pleasant buzz from contented diners.
With the three course lunch costing £18.50 per person, it was good to see the restaurant doing a brisk trade on a Wednesday lunchtime. The style is straightforward: high quality ingredients, prepared simply and combined on the plate so each dish is both interesting and tasty. Portions were well-judged, leaving us well-fed but not bloated.
The menu changes daily so our starter of thinly-sliced pork belly, main course of lamb's kidneys, and dessert of coconut rice pudding with fresh pineapple and lime may not be on when you eat there - a pity, as it was truly memorable! We drank a bottle of Riesling Kabinett 2007 Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt which was off-dry, beautifully-balanced and light in alcohol, complementing the food surprisingly well.
In short, we enjoyed a superb lunch. The service was friendly and professional, the food and wine delicious, and the restaurant had a convivial and jolly atmosphere. Strongly recommended.
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