Set in an elegant house and five acres of gardens, this long-standing restaurant has splendid views over the Tamar Valley towards Dartmoor. The dining room, partly a conservatory (the best views are to be had from here), is simply decorated, but the surrounding sitting rooms have comfy chairs and glowing winter fires. Local produce is much to the fore.
Ashley Wright is at the helm in the kitchen, an autumn snapshot brought the likes of 'Slow-Cooked Ox Tongue with Pressed foie Gras, Glazed Salsify, Radish & Gribiche'; 'Jasmine-Cured Salmon with Water Melon, Shiso & Coriander Salad and Horseradish Dressing' and 'Aubergine Cannelloni with Olives & Tomato' among the refreshingly-concise list of starters.
'Loin of Pork with Schezuan-Spiced Belly, bok Choi, Langoustines & Chorizo'; 'Pan-Roasted Tail of Monkfish, Seared Scallop, Truffle Ravioli & Cep Vinaigrette' and 'Home-Grown Butternut Squash Tart with Quickes Goats Cheese & Sage' listed amongst the mains.
Desserts, such as 'Lime and Ginger Crme Brulée' or 'Passion Fruit Bavarois with Tropical Fruit Jelly and Coconut Sorbet' are of a high standard, and there's an excellent selection of West Country cheese.
If you plan ahead, you could stay the night in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.00; Set L from £24.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.00; set D £49.50; Tasting Menu £65 (6 courses canapes)
- Seats: 40, plus about 15 outside
- Wine: The wine list makes interesting reading - and kicks off in the mid £20's. There are about 10 choices by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Gunnislake (8 mins)
- Directions: See the map on this page - 3 miles from Tavistock on the A390. Turn right at Gulworthy Cross, then follow the signpost.br /
or - See the Map on this page
- Parking: On site
- Outside eating
- Rooms available