This is my second visit to The Stolen Lamb. The first time was a midweek night and the menu, service and food was really excellent so our expectations were rightly high. The restaurant is very welcoming and nicely designed inside. The tables aren't too packed together, but there is still a lively hum about it. The first thing we noticed was that the menu seemed a little more limited, with a very distinct lack of chicken. Appreciating that it's Greek, but unless you liked wild boar or lamb, it was a little limiting. Having settled on the food, we studied the wine list, which again, was extensive for anything north of £30 a bottle, but limited otherwise. Furthermore both reds under £24 were unavailale and the waiter had the cheek to push a £40 bottle in quite an insistent way, even after we had made our choice. The breads and dips served before the starters were good, though the bread was a little doughy. The starters were very good, and I can really recommend anything with the crispy eggs in which are delicious and perfectly cooked. The main courses did take rather a long time to arrive, despite the restaurant having quietened down a little, though it wasn't a major issue. Three in our party of four had fish, which was very well cooked and looked delicious. I had a Greek style mixed grill, which was presented very nicely and was very well cooked, though perhaps a little heavy on saltiness, with the dish including very salty fries, and an olive salad. Perhaps a little lacking in carbs overall. My main niggle was when the bill arrived. Both bottles of wine we ordered were priced higher on the bill than on the wine list ( in one case £4 higher). When challenged the waiter had no problem with this at all, but does leave me wondering whether this was accident or intentional. Including tip, the meal for 4 with two bottles of wine and no desserts came to £160, which felt a little bit expensive given the niggles with service and menu choices. Really good food, and worth a visit, but suggest a midweek and wine by the glass. And make sure you check your bill.
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