Our sommelier advised us on wines to pair with each course, but I’m a simple gal so I decided to stick with their English Sparkling wine and Stuart opted to work his way through the gin menu! We had a 7pm dinner reservation and when we arrived it was just us – which was a bit odd, paired with the fact there is no background music in the restaurant, made us feel quite conscious of not talking too loudly.
Our evening started with a cheese and truffle ball, which was then swiftly followed by warm sourdough bread and a knob of black garlic topped butter (it looked incredibly but I really wanted to save myself for the main event so resisted the bread course!)
Each course was introduced a few minutes beforehand with a small card detailing what was coming and a little history behind i, which was a lovely touch.
Our first course was oyster emulsion, with smoked trout and granny smith granite. Something I would never have chosen but was absolutely delicious – and one of my favourite courses. It tasted as Stuart described it ‘a pimped up prawn cocktail’.