Review of the restaurant rather than hotel. We were a party of eight dining on a Friday night. It was surprisingly quiet, but all the better for us I suppose. We each had a choice between the set menu or a la carte. I went for the latter and had a superb gnocchi with wild mushroom, truffle and tomato sauce for starter (actually a main dish but they kindly agreed to make a small one for me). This I followed up corn fed chicken, potato terrine with creamed morels and wild garlic - I could have dined on the aroma alone. Then to finish me off I plumped for the passion fruit souffle with chocolate sauce. Beautifully made. Others enjoyed the fillet of cod with hazelnut crust, beef brisket etc, bread and butter pudding. Just about everything on the menu came out a winner. There was some disappointment that the smoked salmon on the set menu was a bit plain and that the cheese option for dessert a little spare.
The wine list was good, clearly heavily influenced by Berry Bros, although we stuck with several bottles of a rather delicious NZ Pinot Noir rather than graze more widely.More