Find this good restaurant set over two floors, high-up in a converted warehouse, overlooking the marina & castle.
While we have classified the menu style as Modern European, the kitchen saucing influences are based on classical French traditions - however, many dishes would be alien to a Frenchman. As would be expected with a restaurant of this name, and so positioned, seafood is much to the fore.
While the menu changes a little with the seasons, and more-so with the catch, starters such as 'Parma Ham with Melon & Pickled Vegetables'; 'Chilled Gazpacho of Crab with Ginger & Coriander'; 'Half a Dozen Herm Oysters' and 'Terrine of Scallops, Prawns, Prawns & Smoked Salmon with Herbs and a Yoghurt Dressing' set the style.
The main course menu is divided almost equally between seafood and meat; while items from the day's catch can be prepared with a selection of classical French sauces of your choice.
Other mains options might include 'Grilled Lobster with Garlic & Herbs'; 'Grilled Fillet of Brill with a Ragoût of Scampi, Scallops & Prawns in a Light Beurre Blanc'; 'Calf's Liver on Spring Onion Mash with Sautéed Onions & Crispy Bacon' and 'Confit Roast Half Duckling with Caramelised Apples & Calvados Sauce'.
Vegetarians have their own extensive menu.
Desserts maintain the high standard, with maybe 'Bitter Chocolate Mousse with Lime Jelly'; 'Lemon Tart with Cassis Coulis & Lemon Sorbet' and 'Apple & Plum Crumble with Vanilla Sauce & Pistachio Ice Cream' among the temptations.
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.00; set L £14.50 (2 courses), £16.50 (3 courses); mains £15 to £18
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.30-22.00; mains £15 to £18
- Seats: 56
- Wine: an impressive list includes a good selection by the glass and some prestigious bottles
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page.
- Closed: L Sat, all Sun, check Christmas openings