I was always keen to try this restaurant as it seemed to get such good reviews but I was always put off by the exterior decor. It looks a bit like a cafe from the outside and not an evening venue. That remains my impression after eating there. The restaurant is far too brightly lit and feels a bit like a cafe-diner. I can't get on at all with the confusing decor inside, sort of trying to be art deco but failing and then there is the huge figure of a woman that looks completely out of place.
The food was good. My steak was medium and mot medium rare as I had ordered and maybe I am a bit of a food snob but being served with grilled tomatoes smacks of pub lunch and not restaurant. The garlic butter I had with it was served already melted in a ramekin rather than still chilled and ready for me to put on my steak to melt. My fellow guests all enjoyed their food but we did all find the menu a real mix of cafe/pub offerings and some restaurant options. It was a bit jumbled and some dishes got repeated under different headings.
The service was attentive and helpful if a little too informal. I did object to one girl going round with the disinfectant cleaner and cloth tucked under her arm and cleaning the vacated tables around us - I almost expected her to start putting the chairs up turned on the tables. It really did feel like a cafe at this point. I also didn't like the fact that having all traipsed in from the rain, the waitress came to greet us, sliding a cloth under her foot and mopping up the rain water from the floor near the door with it whilst talking to us. If she'd been chewing gum the it would have completed the image.
As a cafe, this place is fine but I wouldn't go back for an evening meal unless they seriously trimmed down and refined their menu and changed the decor/lighting.