My husband and I along with parents-in-law visited Number 3 last night for dinner on a Sunday night. We had come across Number 3 on tripadvisor and we had looked at the menu when wandering through Cowes earlier in the week and had already picked off the menu from the chalkboard on show outside.
Whilst there is 'limited' a la carte menu, every dish sounded so inviting, it was more that difficult to choose what to have. I personally prefer having a few less dishes done really well than a long menu just trying to cater to the masses. Both my husband and I could have had every one of the starters!
3 of us chose the scallops with mint and pea mousse and it was simply divine. It just shows what fresh produce, cooked well can deliver. Wow is all i'll say! My MOL had the crab mousse and made lots of 'mmmmmmm' noises so she was happy too.
Two of then picked the seabass with spicy lemon grass and two went for the monkfish with sweet potato. I had the seabass and honestly, it was just wonderful. I've eaten at a lot of top restaurants in London and it totally rivals anythign I've eaten there. The spicy lemongrass was just fantastic, and the seabass was so delicate.
My husband enjoyed the monkfish as it's a more meaty fish and we had some green vegetables to share between the table.
For dessert my husband and I had the salted chocolate caramel mousse and the in-laws had the chilli chocolate mousse. All bowls were scraped clean!
The host/restaurant owner was so welcoming and chatty and looked after us so well. Her husband is the chef and you could spot a smiley face from the kitchen as we sent compliments to the chef for what had been a fantastic meal. The meal was well priced and good value for a really fab meal.
Do make sure you go if you're visiting the area.