It says a lot about the wide appeal of ‘Food’ that our 92 year-old aunt suggested it when we took her out for lunch.
Situated in the rather unpromising backland between the sea front and the main shopping street, the building with its faintly art deco air stands out as clean and well maintained. A multi-storey car park is conveniently a couple of minutes away. The restaurant is on two levels with a bar area just inside on the ground floor.
When we went it had a bustling lunchtime atmosphere accommodating everyone from singles to parties. The busy staff were excellent, helpful and informally polite.
The food has a strong Italian accent, though we chose an international mixture from the excellent £7 lunch menu: roast pork. chicken Kiev and steak frites. All were good. Of the desserts, lemon meringue pie, bread and butter pudding and tiramisu cheesecake, only the letter disappointed. The standard sauvignon blanc was very acceptable; glasses of water came without asking.
We came out contented and nicely set up for a bracing stroll along the prom.
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