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My wife and I went to Friday night dinner – our first visit to this restaurant.
The previous reviews below are accurate in our view i.e
the location is cosy and ideal for a chilly winter's evening
the menu is attractive in its range and the wine list interesting (26% off their New Zealand Trinity Hill wines when we were there)
the quality of the food was very good.
we strongly recommend the Trinity Hill Homage Chardonnay 2002 which was well priced, with the 26% discount, at £75. Every bit as good as a high quality white burgundy
the atmosphere was quite ‘buzzy’ as the restaurant was virtually full (as far as we could see) and the numerous small rooms makes it feel cosy
and then there is the service! The best way of describing it is ‘quixotic’. It is informal and the multiple staff coming to our table were all very ‘French’. There were moments of confusion during the evening and some of the staff seemed uncertain about what they should be doing and service was not rapid but it was Ok given we were happy to have a leisurely dinner. Nevertheless the result was we had to stop sparking water being poured on top of tap water and visa versa, we had to ask for more bread and after a longish wait for our main course (whole seabass – delicious!) we were approached to be told we were being given an extra course because the chef had forgotten to put our seabass in the oven. We had some rather delicious scallops! We prefered the fact that they didn't try and ‘bullshit’ us about the delay and the offer of an extra course which came immediately was a good gesture.
Overall we felt the food quality was high, the location good, particularly for small groups of say 2 -4 people and the service acceptable but I wouldnt want to have the same experience again when we go there because it could get rather irritating!