Mon - Fri: from Midday
for lunch and dinner (and in between)
We order a glass of sparkling wine to begin and look over the menu which has many tempting things on offer. The menu is presented in order of 'weight' if you like, rather than entree, mains and desserts.
I ordered the Charcuterie plate for 1. Hmmm... on arrival, we wondered if they had thought we'd actually ordered the plate for 2 as it was quite large. Having said that I have years of training behind me, so I managed to polish the whole lot off. It was almost like a tasting plate of many of the flavours and ingredients represented on the menu as a whole. There was a rabbit rillette; duck liver parfait; rabbit, duck and pistachio terrine; atlantic salmon gravlax with a fennel and dill salad; as well as some lentils topped with the Holy Goat's curd all accompanied by mini brioche; cournichons, caperberries and olives. And that was just to start! The salmon with the fennel and dill salad was the highlight for me on the plate. This was a delicious, homely way to start a meal - albeit a bit large for one.
We order a small carafe of the local Syrah (no added preservatives) and then await our mains. Squeak (surprisingly!) ordered the 300g Rockdale Black Angus Porterhouse steak which came served with hand cut chips, salsa verde and a red wine jus. She was disappointed that there was not a grass fed beef option, but had to make do with grain fed. The meal, when it arrived, was very generous in proportions and looked very inviting. The hand cut chips were golden, the steak looked juicy, the jus sticky and the salsa verde looked fresh. Squeak enjoyed the meal very much, especially the salsa verde accompanying the meat, although did feel the steak was not cooked as perfectly medium rare as she would have liked.