Went here for my birthday on a Friday night. No problems booking for 8.30pm. Got there and we were seated in the bar area. We ordered a cocktail and a beer. Complimentary homemade crisps and dip were brought over which were lovely! We ordered our meal while seated in the bar area. We were shown to our table about 20 mins after arriving. We sat upstairs in the corner which was a bit dark but not too dark. I ordered the crispy hens egg for starter and my boyfriend ordered the duck lolly pop. My starter was nice, a soft centred hens egg, coated in bread crumbs and fried until crispy. This came with hollandaise sauce, which although nice, I felt could have done with being slightly more tangy to cut through the egg. Also had a green purée on the side which might have been watercress purée, this was a bit tasteless but overall I enjoyed my starter. The duck lolly pop looked like shredded duck wrapped in filo pastry with a lolly pop stick. It also had blood orange marmalade. Then there was foie gras wrapped in chocolate to look like a Ferrero rocher, which he didn't like and I wasn't too keen on it either, but that's down to personal taste. It looked amazing. I tried the duck and I liked that. He wasn't that keen on the whole dish and wished he'd ordered the hens egg, but again that's down to personal taste. We both ordered the chargrilled rib eye of beef for main, cooked medium rare. We also ordered the triple cooked chips. The steak was cooked to perfection and was very tender. The veg that came separately was cooked well, not overdone and tasteless or undercooked and inedible. There was a mushroom ketchup that again my boyfriend wasn't keen on but I liked it. The peppercorn sauce was nice, slightly too peppery for my taste but again not too much that I couldn't eat it. The waitress asked if everything was ok on a couple of occasions. Everything was fine. We ordered a bottle of rosé to go with the meal. We looked at the dessert menu but decided we were both too full to eat anymore. I was tempted by the banana butty or the assiette of chocolate? Both sounded nice. I will definitely be leaving room for a dessert when we return a second time. This was my first visit to Twelve and I enjoyed it. My boyfriend has been before and said he's never had a bad meal there, although this wasn't one of the best meals he's had there, but he still enjoyed it. The meal came to £94 with drinks altogether. Bit pricey and would only go for a special occasion. Wasn't too busy where we were sitting upstairs, but quite busy downstairs. Overall a pleasant experience and they offered to order a cab for us which they did.
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