The interior is cool urban-looking space with a huge long table centrepiece flanked by rows of folding seats on both sides and additional tables up on a raised area at the back which faces a long gleaming bar. The staff are all super attentive and friendly – offering a fresh innovative menu ranging from small plates such as pork-veal sausages with lentils and artichoke crostini, to healthy super food and chopped salads to big dishes - including guinea fowl breast and chorizo hash browns with the king being the chateaubriand to share.
We tried a selection of small plates- which as it turned out are ‘small plates’! Poussin on chopped salad consisted of two skewers rather than a whole mini bird as we had expected but was deliciously seasoned and very succulent. The lamb chops with smoked aubergine was excellent although the chops could have done with a little more cooking to sear the fat. Smoked trout was perfection with rye bread (an unexpected bonus) crème fraiche & jalapeno whilst the classic squid and chorizo – was as ever, a winning combination. Pork belly was either too much fat or chewy meat, but all in all, it was tasty food, if a little rushed. Everyone else seemed to be taking advantage of the 50% off in April too and maybe squeezing this in during a lunch-break was a little ambitious! Go there next month and I’m sure they’ll have it down to a T!