21212 serves up modern European cuisine that has been endorsed by the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal.
Headed up by chef Paul Kitching, who previously ran Juniper in Greater Manchester, the restaurant also has four bedrooms.
Food-wise the five course menu changes weekly, but you get the choice of two starters, soup, two main dishes, cheese and to finish two desserts (hence the name). Dishes include the likes of Spanish barley stew, “hot dog-fish” with dill potato pickles and lemon and strawberry rice pudding.
It would make sense to go for the five-course meal given that is what the restaurant is famous for, but if the idea of that much food doesn’t quite appeal to you, smaller set menus are available and priced accordingly.
As with all good restaurants, all its ingredients are sourced locally, and the wine selection features bottles from all over the world.
If you fancy staying in one of the four rooms on offer above the restaurant – which resides in a Victorian townhouse – expect views overlooking either the city or the stunning garden, depending on which side you end up staying on. Interior-wise the rooms are simple and traditional, the perfect place to retreat to after your meal in the restaurant.
The long narrow dining room pays homage to its Victorian past with the original coving and peppermint colour scheme, but the luxurious seating and chandelier give it a modern touch which makes this dining room the perfect place to enjoy your meal. The tables are also placed to give you a full view of the open kitchen so you can watch as your unique dishes are prepared from start to finish.