An excellent brasserie, named after its piano, which was often played in the restaurants infancy during the late 1970's.
The day begins with breakfast, and the likes of 'Roasted Portobello Mushrooms on Toasted Sour Dough'; 'Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs' and 'English Breakfast'.
At midday, a choice of lighter Brunch or more elaborate à La Carte dishes are offered - the former perhaps including 'Herring Roes on Toast'; 'Thai Fish Cakes' and 'Cumberland Sausage & Mash'. The latter 'Slow-Cooked Belly of Pork with Apple & Ginger Sauce'; 'French Onion Soup with Gruyere Croutons' and 'Chicken Liver Parfait with Red Onion Confit & Toasted Brioche' among the starters.
'Joanna's Hamburger' (made with Aberdeen Angus beef); 'Braised Oxtail Casserole'; 'Fish Pie'; 'Fillet of Salmon with Warm Potato Salad, Fine Beans & Anchovy Dressing' and 'Seared Scallops with Baby Spinach and Bacon & Chive Butter Sauce' among the mains.
Finish with 'Rice Pudding with Raspberry Jam'; 'Chocolate Nemesis with Clotted Ice Cream' and 'Vanilla Crème Brulée'.
They are particularly renowned for their Sunday lunches, when booking is essential.
- Food Style: Brasserie
- Lunch: all week, 10.00-22.30 (just breakfast until 11.45); English Breakfast £9.75); set L Mon-Fri £18.50 (2 courses); mains about £14 to £17; Sun Roast about £18
- Dinner: all week, 10.00-22.30 (just breakfast until 11.45); English Breakfast £9.75); set L Mon-Fri £18.50 (2 courses); mains about £14 to £17; Sun Roast about £18
- Wine: an interesting list, travels the world kicking off at around the £20 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: D all week, some Bank Holidays