The ambiance is wonderful. I absolutely adore the rustic decor, the white bricks & the harvest tables. I love everything about the place. The server was friendly & helpful. The food was presented beautifully. Unfortunately, the food was nothing spectacular.
They give you a complimentary plate of radishes, which were surprisingly bitter & spicy. No one at the table liked it.
The most talked about item in the menu is the Scotch egg, which is an egg wrapped with sausage & deep fried. It comes with a delicious spicy mustard & cornichons (baby gherkin pickles). At $10 for one egg cut in half, it is a pricey appetizer, but one that was highly recommended. It was not oily whatsoever. The taste of the sausage & egg was mild. I was expecting it to be more flavorful, but I would still recommend you try it at least one.
The pea pot pie had a flakey outer crust which was good. The filling of snap peas & green peas were flavored very lightly & it was on the sparse side.
The kale Caesar salad was fresh. It came with crunchy croutons & 2 pieces of salty anchovies. This was a good started.
The special appetizer of chicken thighs was pan seared giving it a slightly crunchy skin. The chicken was tender. This was a good choice, but it was a special & they change according to what is in season.
The pork chop with couscous was on the dry side. I wouldn’t recommend this at all.
The carrot appetizer was just a bunch of mixed carrots cooked blandly. The larger carrots weren’t completely cooked, which made for really crunchy carrots.
The curried monkfish was cooked well, with a spicy kick to the flavors. We liked this dish.
Overall, the experience was just okay. We felt the food fell short of the rave reviews. The ambiance & service were excellent though.