We went for lunch on Saturday last; this was our fourth visit to this most delightful restaurant which I think has now been open for a little over a year.
Mention has been made of it being difficult to find; it is indeed remote but there are actually quite a few helpful direction signs in the vicinity, although the state of the roads leading to it is a disgrace - potholes galore just waiting for some tyres to mangle!
That said, the trip is very well worth the effort. Situated in a lovely sloping garden with its back to the Black Mountains, the views are lovely. The weather was kind for once and we were able to sit and enjoy apéritifs on the terrace just above by the herb, vegetable and salad beds that provide some of the restaurant's ingredients. The restaurant interior is superb.
Service was immaculate and the cooking flawless as ever; the warm and personable Cédric brings to his establishment the delights of French cuisine to such a high standard that one would be more than happy to bring a Michelin-starred French chef as a guest. His (always set) menus are very strong on precision of flavour and presentation, with every dish cooked to order (though his strict timing is such that we have never experienced noticeable delays as a consequence) and the (obviously all French) wine list is quite short but just right for an intimate restaurant with a maximum of 20 covers.
For the consistently high quality of its food, wine and service, it represents good value for money.
Toi et Moi is now open for lunch and dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only (although I believe that they're doing a few extra services during this year's Hay-on-Wye Festival which is now in full swing), so do reserve your table well in advance in order to avoid disappointment!
We can't wait to return. There is a part of Herefordshire that will be forever France - and Toi et Moi is it!
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