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|Address:||Longparish, Andover, Hampshire SP11 6PB|
|Price: £34.00||Wine: £13.95|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -4.30pm) Mon-Sat 6-9.30pm|
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Nothing pretentious here and it showed flashes of an accomplished chef with former michelin experience. I nervously ordered bouillabaise wondering if the fishstock especially would be done properly (i.e. not overdone). Although to me it wasn't like a traditional broth style bouillabaise, the consistency was like a bisque, which was refined, lip-smackingly deep and satisfying with some quality pieces of fish and a large prawn, but could have been served warmer which was a point we all made. My main course didn't surpass and my partner's choices were not quite up to par, whilst friends were reasonably well satisfied. The female Maitre D' has an impressive track record, having worked with Jason Atherton in Maze, arriving here via Australia. Her delightful personality and knowledge shone through, although service was not that swift, but more of a kitchen issue probably. It is definitely an old pub and inside reflects the traditional exterior, so don't expect plush comfort. It has potential to do well, but not sure about the location – I hope I am wrong on this last point.