A good little restaurant on two floors, an intimate vaulted cellar and an airy ground floor dining room. The former has a romantic atmosphere partly created by clever lighting.
Chef/proprietor Simon Malin concentrates on a short menu of carefully-sourced dishes, cooked in a modern bistro style.
A late Spring version included 'Leek and Potato Soup with Cornish Blue & Walnuts'; 'Duck Liver Parfait with Poached Pear & Toasted Brioche' and 'Baby Gem Salad with Bayonne Ham, Soft-Boiled Egg & Croûtons' among the starters.
'Pot-Roast free-range Suffolk Pork, Spring Vegetables, Apple Purée & Thyme Jus'; 'Herbed-Roasted Barnsley Lamb Chop with Glazed Carrots, Sprouting Broccoli & Olive Oil Mash' and 'Fillet of Cornish day boat Pollack, Wilted Gem Lettuce, Pont Neuf Potatoes & Caper Mayonnaise' listed among the mains.
Perhaps finish with 'Hot Chocolate Truffle Mousse, Orange Ice Cream & Citrus Salad'; 'Vanilla Pannacotta, "Champagne" Rhubarb, Raspberry Sorbet & Shortbread' or their selection of Artisan Cheeses.
They are proud of their selection of Malt Whiskies, which they offer as digestifs.
Their set lunch offers particularly good value, for the quality on offer. They hold regular French Country Evenings, when a traditional bistro menu is combined with matching wines all at a very reasonable price.
- Food Style: Bistro
- Lunch: Weds-Sat 12.00-13.45; set L £10.00 (2 courses) to £15; mains £14.00 to £18.00
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30; mains £14.00 to £18.00
- Seats: 36
- Wine: a concise, but carefully-chosen, list concentrates on a blend of value/quality and kicks off at around the £15 mark
- Wheelchair access: Ground floor dining room, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Stratford upon Avon Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page