One of the best restaurants in the East (almost North-East) of England; based in an extended farmhouse. The building has original beams and winter log fires, but the dining room and supplementary sitting rooms are plush and comfortable. A change of ownership, has brought changes in the kitchen (Colin McGurran is now at the stoves), and a changes of style from the German/Swiss/French of the previous owners.
The style of food offered is, in fact, now based around French haut cuisine, with luxury ingredients listed at every turn - dishes rather unnecessarily being listed in French as well as English. All the ingredients have been carefully sourced, fish - which features prominently - arriving on a daily basis from Grimsby.
For dinner, expect to find the likes of 'Pan roasted and ceviche of Scallops, with a Lime Pancake, Avocado Salsa and Mango Purée'; 'Cannelloni of Chicken with tri-coloured Pasta, sautéed Langoustines and Lagoustine Froth' or 'Pan-roasted Veal Sweetbreads with White Onion Purée, Egg Yolk Ravioli and a Truffle Madeira Sauce' as starters.
Maybe 'Rolled rack of Burdass Lamb with Boulangères Potatoes, Spinach, Garlic Purée and Paloise Sauce'; 'Pan-roasted Squab Breast, Confit Leg, Olive Potato Purée, Muscat Grape Jus and Tamarinf Purée'; 'Fillet of Sea Bass, crushed Purple Potatoes, sautéed Marsh Samphire, Blood Orange and Champagne Sabayon and a poached Oyster' ' to follow.
Desserts - such as 'Vanilla Crème Brûlée with a Red Fruit Compote'; 'Prune and Armagnac Parfait, Agen Prunes with White Chocolate and Hazelnuts' and 'Baked Apple and Sultana Meringue with Apple Ice Cream' - look spectacular.
Lunch is a slightly lighter affair.
No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern French
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-13.30; Set lunch £35 (2 courses) £39.95 (3 courses), £45 (4 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.00; Set D from £65 (2 courses); Tasting Menu £79
- Seats: 60
- Wine: A very well constructed wine list, kicks off at £28, and plenty by the glass
- Wheelchair access: Yes (but not lavatory)
- Nearest station: Bartin Upon Humber or Hessle Rail
- Directions: In the village centre, find this off the A1077, 4 miles south of the Humber Bridge. see the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes, adequate
- Closed: Sun & Mon; 2 weeks at Christmas, the last week of March and a period of August
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available