With a riverside setting unrivalled in these parts, the Dart Marina is perfectly positioned for a Devon weekend getaway. Its relaxed, unpretentious style extends to the River Restaurant, where the menu tries to highlight seasonal & local produce. The sea naturally plays a big part, from caramelised scallops (with pea & celeriac purée & pancetta foam) to wild sea bass (with chorizo, pak choy & mussel chowder), although the kitchen can also turn its hand to breast of duck with roast plums, sautéed greens, fondant potato & walnut jus or roast chicken with sweetcorn & potato purée, broad beans, braised onions & corn foam. To finish, try apple mille-feuille with apple & cider sorbet & caramel mousse – or plump for the West County cheeses.
Made exclusively from white Chardonnay grapes, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne is a particularly light and refreshing style of fizz – perfect for enjoying outside on a sunny day. So to celebrate the summer season, Champagne Ruinart has teamed up with a selection of venues in London and across the UK to offer a perfectly chilled glass of Blanc de Blancs to enjoy outside on the terrace.