Jeremy's is so mouth-wateringly excellent that we could almost be persuaded to move the seventeen miles to be closer to the restaurant. This is cooking of the finest quality, taste, presentation and variety. The dining room is relaxing, with lovely views onto the terrace and walled garden - sadly rain prevented us eating outside. The team are friendly, chatty and knowledgeable and enter into banter. They also know their stuff. Head waiter, Daniel, is particularly clued up on wine and we agreed an excellent 2016 Provençal rosé, Cuvée Marie-Christine.
For starters, we ordered carpaccio of fresh and smoked fish with cannellini beans, fennel and a ultralight herb emulsion; and a herb frittata, with goat's cheese and a pea purée. Before they arrived, we received an unexpected and stunning amuse-bouche of watermelon gazpacho with red pepper and chilli: it really fired up our appetites.
Themes through all the cooking are the intensity of flavours Jeremy concocts and the complementary complex of flavours in each dish.
Our main courses were pan-fried hake crushed new potato, braised fennel and spinach, together with a pea and courgette risotto with goats cheese.
We shared a gorgeous cheesecake and a coffee, which came with fabulous petits fours.
This was an outstanding meal with rich, deep and intense flavours throughout.
Am booking the removal van right now ...