5 (minimum 1)
on 18 Jan 2009 /
Really wanted to like this place - an independent restaurant with plenty of black pudding, game and the notorious spam fritters on the menu with a nice DIY feel to it all. Sadly my partridge main course was dry and overcooked, unlike the potato which was undercooked. The accompanying claret sauce was bland and more was required to compensate for the dried out game. Our expectations had already been lowered when starters took an hour to arrive without apology and when the bill arrived extra bottles of wine had been added to our bill and only some of these were ungraciously removed. We were charged for twice as much wine as we had drunk and when we asked for proof of what we ordered we were refused. For a place with a supposedly honest approach to good food of good provenance this was a suprisingly cynical experience. This is no match for the Bridge or the Chophouse. Our large party felt thoroughly ripped off.