The restaurant is difficult to find situated on a narrow, steeply sloping road with "no entry" signs at both ends! It's best to park up in the public car park on the Quay and walk the short distance uphill to the venue. The effort will be worth it as this is a veritable oasis of fine dining in a North Devon desert.
The building comprises a converted former police station, making it an interesting backdrop for a night out and presumably giving rise to the hostelry's name. It is enthusiastically run by husband and wife team, Paul and Sarah Becouarn. Sarah is a very welcoming front-of-house, who is pleased to see you and makes everyone feel very comfortable - this in itself is a gift.. Husband, Paul is in charge of the kitchen - and there's no doubt about it - this chap can cook.
The menu is small but that's good, because you know the food is all freshly cooked and choices are adequate to suit most tastes. The wine menu is also limited, but you can still find a reasonable selection of old and new world wines.
Main criticism would have to be lack of heating in the restaurant, which was cool at best and, as the evening developed, became quite uncomfortable for our ladies, who needed to don their outside coats at table. Also, the low "mood" lighting may add to the ambiance of the place, but personally, I would have preferred to be able to see the menu and better enjoy the presentation of the food I was eating.
Minor points really to what turned out to a very pleasant evening indeed. It is pity that Paul didn't come out into the restaurant at the end of service to meet his guests and accept their plaudits. This would have been nice touch
In all, good value for such high quality of food and we will definitely be returning.
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