A good neighbourhood restaurant in a modern, airy, dining room with crisp décor and bare wooden tables - all producing a relaxed informal feel.
What started in the mid '80's as a French restaurant, has over the years, become more and more British (or even Global) in its style; and while the menu follows the seasons starters such as 'Grilled Asparagus Spears with Goats' Cheese and Roast Peppers'; 'Chicken Liver and Mushroom Parfait'; 'Roast Spatchcocked Quail, with Bury Black Pudding, Apple Compote and Port Jus' and 'Hand-dived Scallops with Sweet Chili Jam, Rocket and Crème Fraiche' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by the likes of 'Pan-fried Duck Breast with Leg Confit and Plum Compote'; 'Seared Sea Bass with a Crisp Fish Cake, Wilted Spinach and Lemon Butter Sauce' or 'Sirloin of Beef with "au poivre" sauce and Fat Chips'.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by ' Sticky Toffee Pudding, with Hot Toffee Sauce'; 'White Chocolate Torte with Blackberry Compote' or 'Crème Brulée with Grand Marnier'.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-14.30, Sun 12.00-20.00; set L Mon-Fri £10.95 (2 courses); mains about £13 to £25
- Dinner: all week, 17.30-22.15, set D Mon-Sat (between 17.30-18.30) £13.95 (2 courses), £15 (2 courses), £18 (3 courses); mains about £13 to £25
- Seats: 75; plus 14 outside
- Wine: an interesting list concentrates on Europe. Mark-ups are modest.
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible (including L Sun)
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Burnage or Mauldeth Road Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: L Mon; a few days at Christmas
- Outside eating