Find this good restaurant in this comfortable hotel, which was originally a 13th century convent. It's beautifully-set on the banks of the River Nent.
Local, seasonal, produce is used to create modern dishes with Mediterranean influences, and these are cooked to a high standard.
A Spring snapshot brought 'Riccota Cheese & Mixed Mushroom Lasagne, Rocket & Parmesan Salad & Truffle Foam'; 'Home-Cured Wild Boar Bacon with Fried Thyme Porridge, Quail Egg & Tomato Salsa' and 'Hot-Smoked Eel with Warm Potato & Caper Salad, Beetroot & Walnut Dressing' amongst the starters.
Perhaps 'Beef Trio - rare roasted rump pavé, slow braised feather, cottage pie - with Horseradish Mousse & Red Cabbage Purée'; 'Grilled Crown of Spring Chicken with Soy & Lime Dressing, Lemon & Honey Spring Roll, Soft Boiled Rice & Vegetable Timbale'; 'Seared Peppered Tuna with a Confit Provencal Vegetables & Wilted Baby Spinach' and 'Crispy Polenta Cake with Tomato Fondant, Char-Grilled Asparagus, Soft Poached Egg & Balsamic Drizzle' to follow.
Finish with 'White Chocolate & Passion Fruit Marquise with Milk Chocolate Fritter & Passion Fruit Coulis'; 'Glazed Lemon Tart with Brown Bread Ice Cream' and 'Hot Coconut Rice Pudding with Pineapple Sorbet, Rum Syrup & Ginger Tuile'.
Cheese lovers can indudge in a selection of local varieties.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Sun 12.00-14.00
- Dinner: all week 19.00-20.30 set D £46.50; Tasting Menu £51.50 (7 courses)
- Seats: 30
- Wine: a well-chosen list has something for everyone
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Mon-Sat
- Rooms available