A converted grocer's shop houses this excellent restaurant, producing exciting modern tastes - and grocery furnishings are still in evidence in the décor of the light and airy dining room. There's a sitting room area, from which you can see the chefs at work.
Chef/proprietor Christopher Wicks offers a brave modern menu, that changes a little on a daily basis, but 'Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup'; 'Rare Tuna Salad with Asian Spices' and 'Roast Pigeon Breast with Foie Gras, Potato Pancake and Onion Marmalade' set the style for starters.
'Slow-Braised Pork with Pak Choy, Noodles and Soy Broth'; 'Pot-Roast Guinea Fowl with Orange and Sage' or 'Monkfish Risotto with Deep-Fried Leeks' might crop-up among the mains.
Finish with something like 'Prune and Armagnac Soufflé with Vanilla Ice Cream', 'Orange Pannacotta with Orange Sorbet' or their excellent British Cheeses.
Service is both friendly and professional.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Fri, 12.00-14.15; mains from £15 to £19.50; set L £31 (2 courses), £37.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat, 18.30-22.00; mains from £15; set D £31 (2 courses), £37.50 (3 courses); Tasting Menu £49.50
- Seats: 50
- Wine: a good and interesting wine list, kicking off at £18, concentrates on France, and offers 10 by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Montpellier Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the top of the page
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: all Sun, 24th-30th Dec; Bank Holidays except Good Friday