A good, less serious, sister restaurant to L'Enclume, just round the corner.
It's housed in a 16th century building that oozes character. There's a downstairs bar with a log fire in chilly weather, low beams and white-washed walls, plus a comfortable upstairs dining room. You can eat in either.
The menu changes regularly, but starters such as 'Sausage of Confit Guinea Fowl with White Bean Stew & Watercress'; 'Salad of Smoked Trout, New Potatoes, Avocado & Chive Mayonnaise'; 'Roast Veal Sweetbreads, Compote of Red Onion & Truffle Vinaigrette' and 'Wild Mushroom & Pine Nut Pithivier and Madeira Sauce' set the style.
To be followed by the likes of 'Grilled Plaice Fillets with Saffron Mash, Chorizo & Balsamic'; 'Organic Chicken Fricassée, Macaroni Cheese & Buttered Chard'; 'Beef Rib Steak, Béarnaise Sauce & Thick-Cut Chips' and 'Butternut Squash & Houlimi Katafi (a Greek pastry) and Puréed Aubergine & Ras-el-Hanout'.
Equal care goes into the desserts, with maybe 'Black Cherry & Lemon Trifle with Mint Sorbet' and 'Hot Chocolate Mousse with Pistachio Ice Cream & Caramel Sauce' on offer; while those with a more savoury tooth should enjoy their selection of Farmhouse Cheeses with Chutneys.
If you plan ahead, you can stay in one of the comfortable bedrooms at L'Enclume.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L £12 (1 course), £18 (2 courses), £24 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.30; mains about £13 to £25
- Seats: 40
- Wine: a well-chosen list, kicking off in the low £20's, and should have something for all tastes
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: all Mon & Tues
- Air conditioned