This unusual business comprises shop/deli/café & restaurant, and although resembling a residential house, it's bright and airy inside.
The menu hints back to the proprietors roots in Ireland, especially on St. Patrick's Day, but all in all the dishes offered are modern, Breda and chef Gareth Bevan using carefully-sourced produce , much of it local.
Lunch and their special dinners listed the likes of 'Roast Wood Pigeon with Sweet Potato Rosti & Pickled Red Cabbage'; 'Crab Tartlet with Asparagus & Vanilla Butter' and 'Basil Risotto Cake with Butternut Sauce& Walnut Spatzle' among summer starters.
'Beetroot & Haricot Samosa with Red Lentils and a Carrot & Yoghurt Masala'; 'Roast Spatchcocked Poussin with a Leg Ballotine & Parsnip Purée' and 'Fillet Steak with Clonakilty Black Pudding, Irish Oyster & Gaelic Sauce' listed among the mains. St Patrick's Day brings Irish Stew and the like.
Afternoons splendid Tea & Cakes.
If you have a sweet tooth there are desserts such as 'Bramley Apple Bavarois with Cider Toffee Ice Cream'; 'Almond & Nectarine Crumble with Cinnamon Ice Cream' and 'Chocolate & Strawberry Pudding with Clotted Cream' to tempt you.
No mobile phone.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 10.00-18.00; mains about £12 to £17
- Dinner: Fri & Sat (themed nights, twice monthly); mains about £12 to £17
- Seats: 50, plus 20 outside
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Whalley Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating