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“Amazing experience”
Review of Dining Room - CLOSED

Dining Room
Price range: US$0 - US$100
Cuisines: International, British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The welcome was warm and professional, service excellent and all seven courses of the taster menu outstanding. We wanted a special dining experience and were not disappointed. Mouth watering food and exquisite wine made this one of the best meals we have ever had.

If you want to indulge your taste buds with beautifully subtle and delicious flavours, this is the place to come. Five stars all the way.

1  Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

This is our second visit, to this beautiful restaurant. Simple and elegant. It's not stuffy though the owners and staff are great. Food is usually I believe a set menu. This time it was all about early summer time (peas) lots of clever foody things done the dishes, each mouthful is a different taste/experience. Great little place right on our doorstep. How lucky we are!

1  Thank C1arke
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This was a set menu in a small restaurant but with everything freshly prepared using local ingredients. The menu was interesting and innovative, better than many of the 'celebrity chef' type restaurants, some of which we have visited. The food was well presented and just amazing. We would definitely recommend this place and would visit again

1  Thank chris2050
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We spotted the Dining Room whilst shopping in Ashbourne one day and liked the look of it and thought we should try it out before we take any friends.
It was a lovely meal , beautifully presented , a nice atmosphere ( just 5 tables and 13 guests in on our night ) and both the food and service were very good.
I had expected we may get some ' in between ' tasters but it was just the 4 course set menu.
It was a 1900 hour start for everyone and we were the penultimate couple to leave at 2110 hours which suited us.
One observation - it was a nice touch to have our table water changed so many times during the meal - I only hope some plants benefited and it wasn't just poured away each time !
The only down side - and nothing can alter it - is the traffic going past the window much of the time including lorries, and so whilst we will definitely return again , we will go when the evenings are dark and the blinds are down.

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1  Thank AFletcher7_12
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

My partner and I dined here on a Saturday in May, for a late birthday celebration.
The restaurant is small and cosy, overlooking a main road, however as Ashbourne is a small market town, it didn't appear particularly busy, and there is ample parking close by.
We had booked a 9 course taster menu, and we weren't disappointed.
Knives and forks were stacked in a wooden mount, ready for each course.
Tastes and dietary requirements were catered for when booking the table.

Each course was explained by the young waitresses, but also a preprinted menu card was placed on each table.
Each course was beautifully presented and unusual flavours tempted the taste buds. All in all it was a delightful meal, although each course looked small, by the end of the meal, we went away pleasantly full, vowing to return.

2  Thank diamondcat01
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