This former series of farm buildings, near the River Trent, is now an excellent restaurant with rooms. The stone-floored dining room, with an airy conservatory, has well-spaced tables and 'ecru-embroidered' napery. Three dinner menus are offered and the cooking standard is very high.
Starters might include the likes of 'Pressed Ham Hock with Pea shoots, organic Egg Yolk and Summer Truffle'; 'Slow-cooked Belly Pork with Prawns and Granny Smith' or 'Roast Scallop with Indian Spices, Fennel, Cauliflower and Garlic Cream'.
Mains, maybe 'Veal fillet and Sweetbread with Girolle mushrooms, Gnocchi, Truffle and Parmesan'; 'Goosnargh Duck with a Potato Terrine, White Cabbage and a Red Wine Sauce' or 'Cornish Turbot with Coco Beans and Crab en Croute'.
Desserts are equally tempting - 'Poached Peach with Lemon Curd, Raspberries and an Almond Milk Sorbet'; 'Warm Chocolate and Polenta Biscuit with Ginger Ice Cream' - being a good examples.
No jeans, trainers or T shirts.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.30 (one sitting); set Tasting Menu from L £79 (7 courses) to £89 (10 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Thurs 19.00-21.00, Fri 18.30-21.30, Sat 18.00-22.00; Set D from £79 (7 courses) to £80 (10 courses)
- Seats: 36, plus 10 outside
- Wine: A carefully-selected wine list, but prices are firm - kicking off at about £32
- Children's portions: No, and No children under 8
- Wheelchair access: Yes (including lavatory)
- Nearest station: Nottingham Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - or from the M1, leave at junction 24. Take the A453 for about 8 miles At Clifton, the road divides into three, take the middle option, signed 'Lenton Lane Industrial Estate', then 1st left and left again.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: Sun & Mon, Bank Holidays, 1st two weeks of Jan, 2 weeks in Aug
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available