Wow, the owners have done such a beautiful job of refurbishing this place, it's quite beautiful.
Had seen a poster for The Galley in the Compass, I think they are sister restaurants and they are similar in some ways; the fresh bread and butter delivered to your table without charge, the quality decor & furniture, the efficient table service & hand-written menu.
We had the fish cakes to start and I didn't like them at all, they didn't taste fresh, I was surprised as the seafood in the Compass is always excellent. As a main I had a macaroni cheese, simple & delicious, exactly what I wanted. My husband had the oxtail & chorizo stew which was rich & tasty. The portions were huge, I couldn't finish my main even though I hadn't eaten the stater. For dessert we tried the fig torte but I found it heavy & cloying, again, I was too full to give it justice & barely tasted it.
I was really impressed by the menu, it all sounded fantastic but it didn't live up to the descriptions. I would go back for drinks, or maybe to sample the all day breakfast menu, but I don't think I'd go for meal choices again.
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