Looks like the owners and chef have an excellent pedigree. I walk past the place twice a day and it does look good, (not a lot listed for non-carnivores though) and the pricing on the menu is reasonable for a place of its type. There was a notice up stating that everything is half price in the first week, so be be quick!
I would say the place certainly looks nice, but I think the menu could do with a little more thought. Shoulder of mutton for 5 people almost £80, I think thats a bit steep and how often do you really get a table with 5 people all wanting the same thing?
If I had known about the half price opening week I would of tried it, but I didn`t and I have no spare evenings this week now. shame.
yes, we went there last night and it was nice. It was pretty full and the tables were a tad close together but it is a nice restaurant. However, there was nothing on the menu for vegetarians. There were about 3 fish options, several meat (sliced pigs head; braised hare leg...) and quite a few meat dishes for sharing. I think the menu changes fairly often (maybe daily?). Will probably go again
Would say I was positively surprised. The prices are really fair for what your get. The portions are not huge, ordering just one course would qualify for your Weight Watchers class...
The wine list is interesting and diverse (again, fairly priced); the menu is a bit on the adventurous side but everything we had was cooked to perfection and tasted great. Examples: (starters) Warm lentils, boiled egg and anchovy £6; Snails, bone marrow and toast £7.50; Crispy frog legs £9 (didn't try those...but was surprised to see it on the menu); (mains) Brill, salsify, fennel, red wine sauce £15.50; Braised Hare leg and swede £14; (deserts) Chestnut millefeuille £6; Chocolate cake, ice cream £6
Any negative comments? Well, I really don't like paper tablecloth...
In response to the comment about pricing on the new restaurant Magdalen, I don't know where she got the £80 from as when I saw the menu in the window it was £68.00 or so for the 5 to share which works out at only £13 or so per person which is not expensive at all. We go to the Anchor and Hope in the cut a lot and the sharing dishes are really popular. This new restaurant looks much nicer and a friend of mione that visited said the food was fantastic. I can't wait to try it myself but you will find that already they are fully booked for the rest of the week. When I asked about veggie options I was told they do have but not listed on the menu.