This can be described as a farmhouse-style hotel/restaurant - on car-free Sark, and we have to assume that diners here are residents of either the hotel or the island. For the hotel, vintage horse-drawn carriage collects guests from the tiny harbour. The comfortable 22 bedrooms are all individually styled, and the general atmosphere is both tranquil and sophisticated.
As one would expect, the kitchen offers a menu strong on fish. Expect the likes of 'Terrine of Monkfish and Salmon with a Brunoise of Vegetables and a Roasted Yellow Pepper Dressing'; 'Herb Soup with Stilton Quenelles' and 'Parfait of Duck Livers with Red Onion Confit, Orange and Watercress Salad' among the starters.
Perhaps ' Lasagne of Brill and Savoy Cabbage filled with Ginger Butter on a Langoustine Sauce'; 'Caramelised Barbary Duck Breast, Saladaise Potato, Green Peppercorn and Sage Jus'; 'Pan-Fried Fillet of Beef with a Soubise Glaze, Rosti Potato and Madeira Sauce' or 'Sark Lobster with Lime Butter' among the mains.
Maybe finish with 'Warm Chocolate Tart with a Vanilla and Dark Rum Sauce'; 'Almond Mousse with Poached Pears and Caramel Sauce' or their good selection of farmhouse cheeses.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; £17.80 (2 courses), £23.30 (3 courses); mains £12 to £16
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.30; set D from £23.30 (3 courses); mains £12 to £16
- Seats: 39
- Wine: an interesting list, offers good value, with plenty on offer at under £20 and around half a dozen by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible; plus a children
- Wheelchair access: phone ahead for advice
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Closed: October to Easter
- Rooms available