We went for dinner and a night's stay expecting great things, especially following a very nice lunch earlier in the week. And although we had a perfectly decent meal,sleep and breakfast, none of it had the "wow" factor we were expecting. The evening menus are pretty impenetrable, comprising of a few words per dish, leaving you to guess what might arrive. For example: "pork, snails, parsley root, artichoke" or "butternut squash, barley, truffle". Also we were given three different menus and told we could pick anything from any of them, which proved a rather bewildering experience, especially given the lack of actual information about each dish. And the food just wasn't tasty enough. If you're doing small, beautifully-presented portions, then you'd better make absolutely sure that each mouthful makes you think "wow". And it didn't. No complaints about the service, but then we were there on a Wednesday night and there were only two other tables occupied.
The room we stayed in (number 1) was very nice, away from the road, so quiet...that is until the heating started to gurgle noisily at 4 in the morning. Not great. Breakfast was lovely, although it was a bit of a surprise to have small cereal packets on our table - not really in keeping with the surroundings.
It's a beautiful restaurant/hotel in a heavenly part of the world, but I just think it needs to up its game to be really good.More