Find this good set in a whitewashed cottage in the old part of Chigwell; and in this rather bleak culinary area it draws customers in from many miles. Items such as home-made bread so the extra effort made.
The comfortable dining room, with crisp white napery and well-spaced tables make it ideal for business meetings.
Starters, such as 'Leek and Potato Soup'; 'Warm Brisket of Salt Beef with Potato Latka' and 'Deep-fried Cromer Crab Cake with Jalapeno and White Onion Salsa and Sweet Chili Sauce' set the style.
Maybe follow with 'Grilled Fillet of Cornish Plaice, stuffed with Mushrooms, Spinach and Prawns with an Asparagus and Champagne Velouté'; 'Roasted Loin of Highland Venison with Braised Red Cabbage and Fondant Potatoes' or 'Grand Vol au Vent of brandy-flamed Mushrooms in a White Wine Sauce and Glazed Root Vegetables'.
Perhaps finish with 'Crème Brulée with fresh Seasonal Fruits'; 'Steamed Sponge Pudding with Plum Compote and Stem Ginger' or their excellent 'Apple Tart with Apple Sorbet'.
Sunday lunch is deservedly popular - menu offering three types of roast and plenty of other options.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Fri and Sun; set L Tues-Fri, 12.00-14.00 £18.95 (2 courses), £21.95 (3 courses); set L Sun £18.95 (2 courses), £23.95 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat, 6.45-22.00; set D Tues-Thurs £19.95 (2 courses), £24.95 (3 courses), Tasting Menu £44.95; mains about £18 to £29
- Seats: 90
- Wine: a well-thought-out wine list kicks off at around the £17 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Grange Hill Underground
- Directions: in old Chigwell village. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: Sun D; all Mon; Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned