My husband and I dined here on Mother's Day and were offered a set menu of two or three courses. We decided to opt for three courses at £25.
We are vegan mainly, but had chosen this restaurant as three other guests were meat eaters and we thought there would be some vegetarian choices at least and we would accept that. Our friends were not able to meet us at the last minute, but we felt committed to fulfil the booking even though we knew the choice of food would be limited. Just how limited came as a surprise, especially when so many more people are making the choice to avoid meat.
There was only one choice of starter and main course for us (mushroom soup and then baked fennel) and obviously all desserts were vegetarian. The food flavour was very good and the staff delightful, so my low rating is because I think the menu was very poor value for money.
This is because our main course was basically a small portion of vegetables. Whilst other diners were eating expensive smoked salmon, scallops,sea bass or lamb for example, we had to have a slice of braised fennel with a few bits of Mediterranean veg and a small amount of mashed potato.
I also had a glass of house white which at £5 for 125ml is a bit steep and must have a huge mark up. We came away feeling hungry! I was not inclined to bring this criticism up whilst there as the food was tasty and hot - just not enough of it.
My advice would be to do something like a mushroom bourginon, vegetarian lasagne or risotto which would at least be filling. But there is a wealth of vegetarian and vegan books out there so I'm sure the chef could produce something more interesting than a plate of vegetables.
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