Find this good restaurant set in a semi-basement in a quiet street of Georgian buildings - just away from the bustle of Stockbridge shopping.
Expect a profusion of fresh flowers, crisp white napery, silver cutlery, and a slight gothic feel.
The kitchen under the leadership of chef/co-proprietor Jason Gallagher offers a short seasonal menu, and dishes are skilfully prepared and attractively presented.
A Winter snapshot brought 'Plum Tomato, Goats Cheese, Black Olive & Romesco Tartlet'; 'Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Croûtons'; 'Trio of Duck - nougatine of foie gras, tea-smoked breast with peppered pineapple and sweet & sour sauce; confit with orange & beetroot salad' and 'Smoked Haddock Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash, Sweetcorn & Parmesan Flakes' among the starters.
'Fillet of Sea Bass with Crab Cake & Courgette Ribbons, Confit Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado Purée & Lemon Butter Sauce'; 'Pan-Fried Venison Loin with Roasted Potatoes, Red Onion Marmalade, Roasted Root Vegetables & Port Sauce'; 'Chicken Breast with Ratte Potatoes, Savoy Cabbage, Wild Mushrooms & Madeira Sauce' and 'Vegetable Lasagne with Sautéed Potatoes & Pesto' listed amonst the mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Apple, Pear and Nut Crumble with Cinnamon Ice Cream'; 'Banana Tart Tatin with Butterscotch Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream' and 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' to round off your meal.
Service is both friendly and professional.
- Lunch: Sat & Sun 12.30-14.30, set L £13.95 (2 courses), £16.95 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30, Sun 19.00-21.00; set D Tues-Fri £21.95 (3 courses); mains £18 to £22 (pre-theatre menu available during the August festival)
- Seats: 38
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: With difficulty, as restaurant in semi-basement
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page.
- Closed: all Mon, 1st 2 weeks Jan, L Tues-Fri