A top-class restaurant, with rooms, situated in a Georgian house, just outside the city centre. The dining room is grand and has leafy views over the garden, and an orangery for pre-prandial drinks.
Ingredients are carefully-sourced, some coming directly from the French markets; and the standard of cooking is high.
Expect to start with the likes of Ham hock and Chicken terrine or 'Torte of Loch Fyne Smoked Salmon, Salcombe Crab, Guacamole with Pimento coulis'; 'Pan-fried Calfs' Sweetbreads, Pain D'Epice, Citrus Fruits, Baby Gem Lettuce and Armagnac Sauce' and 'Ravioli of hand-dived Scallops with Courgettes, Brown Shrimps, Marinated Tomatoes and a Shellfish and Basil Sauce'.
With maybe to be followed by 'Fillet of John Dory, with Spinach, Goats' cheese and Chorizo foam'; 'Fillet of Red Mullet with Potato Crust, creamed Leeks and a Red Wine Fish Sauce'.
Perhaps finish with a Chocolate Soufflé with Coconut Sorbet or Peanut Butter Parfait.
Service is formal but friendly.
- Food Style: Modern French
- Lunch: all week; 12.00-14.00 (Sun 14.30); set L Tues-Fri £40 (3 courses & half bottle wine), set Vegetarian Menu £30 (2 courses); mains from about £24
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.30 (Fri & Sat 22.00), Tasting Menu £90; mains about £24 to £27
- Seats: 70, plus about 20 outside
- Wine: A large and impessive wine list kicks off in the mid '20's, but after that you need deep pockets; good choice by the glass.
- Children's portions: Yes, plus a children's menu - £16.50 (3 courses)
- Wheelchair access: Yes (including lavatory)
- Nearest station: Five Ways Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: Bank Holiday Mondays; a few days at Christmas
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available