If you've read any of my other reviews you'll know that I love genuine French restaurants - The Terrace certainly fits the bill. On the positive side, the food is genuine French without pretentions or obscure menu terms to confuse the non-French speaker. Some nice twists as well - I thoroughly enjoyed the Salade Nicoise made with smoked salmon steaks rather than tuna - very good, and very generous portions. The boss had mussels and chips - not entirely sure that British steak-cut chips (not exactly crispy either) actually work as part of 'moules frites' - the mussels and sauce were excellent though! All washed down with a very nice bottle of white burgundy, which, as the most expensive white wine on the wine list at £18.95 was very acceptable. Sweets were also very edible - the boss had the peach melba, judging by the silence it went down very well; my crêpe fourée was less so - it is a bit disappointing that the crêpes were evidenty pre-prepared (wouldn't like to comment whether they were pre-prepared in-house or from a packet) - making a sweet pancake mix is not rocket science and I think this particular menu item needs making fresh or taking off the menu as it lets the place down a bit. So - generally happy with the food, loved the ambience (would prefer more Brassens, Brel or Duteil and less Piaf and accordian music - but that's just me) and banter with Toni who fronts the place really well.
In summary then, its not perfect, but its very close and I won't hesitate to vist again - in fact we are both looking forward to it!