We went mid week using a Groupon voucher which was good value. We were confused by the concept of the restaurant as on the website it says farm shop, restaurant, bar, from farmhouse to table, naturally you would think quality local farm produce. From the entrance it is almost like walking into a 'Carluccio's' type restaurant where jars and packets of local produce and other goods such as pasta, chocolate, sweets are displayed and there is a deli counter. The menu is very mixed and varied from pulled pork to whole sea bream and indian, morrocan, thai dishes, so there is a real mixture of 'world' flavours, therefore we were confused as to what the concept of the restaurant really is as it is not farmhouse to table more a little bit of everything! The waitresses were friendly and helpful although more attention to detail is needed, we had to ask for a glass for beer, cutlery for our main course. My partner had pulled pork to start which he said was flavoursome, I had the crab cakes, little crab but the dressing was lovely. For the main course, we both ordered the whole baked sea bream filled with black olive and anchovy tapenade and questioned how salty it would be, the waitress asked the chef and he said he could ease up on the salt, what we meant was how salty was the filling especially as anchovy is salty! we saw very little in the way of filling but the fish was perfectly cooked. The fish was served whole as stated on the menu but they did not offer to fillet it for us nor did they produce fish knives for filleting or a spare plate for the bones, head and tail. Upon, clearing our plates we were asked how our meal was and we commented that the fish was cooked perfectly but there was little filling, to which the reply was 'ohh, okay ............. !! that was it, comments should be given to the chef negative or complimentary. Overall an average dining experience.
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