A lot of us on social media these days find restaurants to eat at based on Instagram posts from restaurants, and I must confess I am one of those people and I've been meaning to come here ever since I found out it's by the same guys that do Rabbit and The Shed, this is their third, and as trilogies go it's an excellent addition to the franchise.
I've eaten at the Rabbit pop up at the Prince and had high hopes for Nutbourne. Arriving with my friend a little early for a 7pm table in the middle of January we were very surprised to see a completely empty restaurant, a product of Dry January perhaps? Undeterred we chose our table and wine.
The menu is everything you'd expect, the current trend of small sharing plates continues, which I love, because it means I get to try everything!
The space itself is large and welcoming, with huge windows which in the summer will make this place light up. It's very obvious that the focus of these restaurants is farm produce, there's wooden vegetables on the walls, and plants hanging from the ceiling and as for the food...
Well, it's everything you expect, fresh produce, well prepared, very well cooked. Stand out dishes for me this time round was Cod cheeks, the cuttlefish and the venison cigars, oh the venison cigars... I could have eaten two or three plates of those.
I still need to try the Rabbit restaurant, and The Shed, but if it's anything like here, I'm on to a winner.