A good bistro-style restaurant, backing on to the River Trent. The dining room has an airy feel, accentuated by contemporary art, spiky palms and the clever use of antique mirrors. While, in warm weather you can dine in their pleasant walled garden.
The kitchen's evening menus follow the seasons but a summer snapshot brought 'Seared Smoked Salmon with Citrus Pancake, Beetroot Tapenade, Yellow & Red Chard & Parmesan Crisp'; 'Potted Cornish Crab & Shrimps with Chilled Gazpacho' and 'Seared Scallops with Irish Black Pudding with Apple Salad & Caramelised Red Onions' among the starters.
'Roast Chicken Breast with Thyme Fondant Potato, Buttered Savoy Cabbage & Caramelised Cep Broth'; 'Seared Sea Trout with Tiger Prawn Linguini, Pak Choi & Saffron Butter'; 'Roast Rump of Derbyshire Lamb with Braised Puy Lentils, Pancetta & Roast Celeriac Chips' and 'Open Lasagne of Wild Mushrooms with Roast Squash & Truffle Dressing' listed among the main courses.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Warm Chocolate Pudding with Caramelised Orange Ice Cream'; 'Baked Lemon Tart with Lemon Sorbet & Fresh Raspberries' or their selection of farmhouse cheeses.
They offer a good selection of lunch dishes, which tend to be less elaborate.
- Food Style: Bistro
- Lunch: Tues-Fri 12.00-14.30, Sat 12.00-14.00, Sun 12.00-15.00; mains about £9 to £13
- Dinner: Tues-Fri 19.00-21.30, Sat 18.30-22.00, mains about £15 to £22
- Seats: 80, plus 50 outside
- Wine: an interesting list travels the world, kicking off at about £14
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Newark Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: D Sun, 25th & 26th Dec.
- Outside eating