Set in was once a shop, and since the excellent Floodlite restaurant, this building has again been transformed by the Vennell family into an excellent 'chic' restaurant. The dining room has been give a clean, modern feel and tables more generously-spaced. Because of the excellence of Jon Vennell's cooking, it remains a 'destination' restaurant.Expect the likes of 'Crab Salad with Spinach Leaves and Olive Oil'; 'Warm home-smoked Sea Trout, with a Raisin and Caper Compote' and 'Roast Quail, Artichoke Hearts, Beetroot, Rocket and a Passion Fruit Dressing' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Rabbit Three Ways Cassoulet, Sausage and Mash and Pan-Fried Saddle, with Carrot Purée and Beetroot Sauce'; 'Pan-Fried Wild Sea Bass with Spinach, New Potatoes, Roast Chick Peas and a Red Pepper Sauce' or 'Duck with a Roasted Breast, Leg and Potato Cake, Savoy Cabbage and a Port Sauce' to follow.
Desserts maintain the high standard with maybe 'Warm Chocolate Fondant with Peanut Butter Ice Cream'; 'Vanilla and Grand Marnier Pannacotta, Lemon Sorbet and a Vanilla Tuile' and 'Armagnac and Almond Tart' on offer.
Those with a savoury tooth will be tempted by the selection of Yorkshire farmhouse cheeses.
No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Fri-Sun 12.00-14.00; set L £21.00 (2 courses), £26.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.15-21.15; set D £21.00 (2 course), £26.50 (3 courses)
- Seats: 30
- Wine: a good list kicks off at a reasonable £12.95
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible, but no children under 4 at dinner
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: L Mon-Thurs; D Sun; all Mon; first 2 weeks Jan; Bank Holidays