Although we list this as a French restaurant, so it's not inadvertently-missed in our search system, this restaurant - in a converted pub - is Belgian to the core!
The relaxing dining room retains many of the buildings 16th century features, including an inglenook fireplace; plus splendid wild-life photographs.
Chef/proprietor Frederic Desmette bases his dishes squarely in the classical camp, and the cooking standard is high.
Expect the likes of 'Salad of Wild Pigeon Breast'; 'Scottish Scallops with a Chicory Sauce'; Fillet of Brill in a Sauce of Belgian Beer' and 'Aberdeen Angus Fillet with Bearnaise Sauce'.
Popular desserts include 'Glazed Fruits with a Sabayon Sauce'; 'Dame Blanche' (vanilla ice cream with Belgian chocolate sauce) - or a 'surprise' dessert, produced by the mischievous Monsieur Desmette.
No mobile phones.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.00; set L £17.50; mains about £20 to £25
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 19.00-21.00; set D £37.80 to £43.50 (whole table only); mains about £20 to £25
- Seats: 35
- Wine: a good list concentrates on quality, but this comes at a price. However, house wines kick off at manageable prices. Or drink Belgian beer.
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but phone ahead
- Nearest station: Aylesbury Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - on the A418, between Aylesbury and Thame.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Sat; all Sun; some Bank Holidays