An established reputation with pleasant staff but, perhaps, not quite enough to cope with the wedding reception and a restaurant. My assumption is the wedding got priority. A half empty restaurant is an opportunity to get return customers by sitting them at the better tables rather than packing them into the easy to wait on areas by the main caterinhg access.
Limited menu but some interesting options. Service a little erratic ...see wedding comment....but pleasant enough. Wine list well priced if a little limited with few of the new world wines by comparison to most establishments....no Argentinian Malbec? Few S African offerings.....really?
5 steaks..2 medium 3 well done..quick tip ,start with the well done and don't hold the mediums until the well done are complete - They get a little cold. £23 for a sirloin of moderate size needs to be matched by the quality of both the meat and the cooking. A miss I am afraid. The dessert was however sensational. As were all of those selected. They clearly outclassed the main course. Overall a pleasant if rather overpriced meal with moderate service.
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- 12 bedroomed privately owned boutique hotel with a restaurant listed in Good Food Guide and Michelin serving modern european food in relaxed surroundings. Buzzy bar with an interesting wine list and 3 real ales. Great position for NEC and Birmingham International Airport, opposite Dorridge station with direct links to London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street. ... more less
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