SquareMeal Review of
Reform Social and Grill
“Like a gentlemen’s club, but in a good way”, observed one reader who loved the dark ambience of this cool hotel dining room with its varnished woodwork, chunky red leather banquettes, mirrors and geometric tiled floor. The masculine feel is also reflected in the all-day menu, with hearty, uncomplicated dishes making good use of native ingredients – witness Lyons treacle-cured salmon with horseradish and potato salad, braised ox cheeks with real-ale gravy or roast breast of buttermilk chicken with coronation sauce. Buccleuch steaks, Barnsley chops and lobster burgers are hits from the Josper grill, while sticky toffee pudding with ice cream is a typically traditional dessert. The wine list is well worth a look, Sunday lunch is a big occasion and there are decent fixed-price lunchtime deals during the week. Reform also does a very British afternoon tea.