The menu is short and well thought out, as is the wine list. We all had different starters and mains, and they all showed great flair and flavour. The meat dishes were divine, and the house steak strips (or cubes if you prefer) served with chips and Cafe de Paris/House sauce seems to be the favourite. The dishes are hand crafted - you can see the chef working in the kitchen through the serving hatch area. It's all fresh and the taste is worth the wait.
The only downsides are the decor and the service. The restaurant is located in an almost industrial area with shops, and there isn't much life going on there in the evening. It's not the most beautiful of locations, and doesn't compliment the food experience. Somehow, it doesn't look like a restaurant from the outside - it's more like a shop frontage. Not sure what the significance of the dogs is - they feature on the logo, but otherwise no other mention is made. The decor inside is minimalist and trendy, but it's cold both literally and metaphorically. Staff kept the door wide open on a very cool and breezy evening and we had to keep asking them to close it - as did other diners.
The service was not as professional as the food - young waiters who talked a good job, but did not deliver in the way that I'm sure that owner/chef would be particularly pleased with. It's OK - but it's the usual case of having to ask many times to have something done. With one waiter in particular, there was zero eye contact and very few words spoken all evening.
The restaurant make beautiful bread, but the portions are extremely stingy - one piece per person exactly. We asked for more and one piece was brought for my husband who had asked for it!!!
Otherwise, go and enjoy the food and schedule a fair bit of time to do it. You won't be disappointed.
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