We've been coming to this restaurant for years - twice since Ryan took over as chef. Most recently we were delighted with the food - pea soup with pancetta to start, lamb and fillet for the mains and pannacotta for dessert. Our major problem was (and has always been) the very limited selection of wine and the impossibility of bringing your own. While we do love the Pierre Jourdan bubbles, we would also love a Sauvignon Blanc with fish dishes and a Cab Sauv or Shiraz with meat dishes. The Pinot Noir just isn't robust enough to match the meat courses, and although we were told an older vintage would be better, we didn't feel the very high price tag was justified. We were disconcerted when we arrived to find all the tables without any table settings. We were told by the chef (who, oddly, was doing very hands-on front of house duties) that this was their new approach but it left us feeling as though there were no other bookings that night. A potentially lonely experience but a few other diners did arrive. There were a couple of service glitches but nothing too serious and Ryan is totally charming (apart from being a good chef). The major problem for us us, and has always been, the limited choice of wine.
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