This unassuming little coaching inn hides a true gem inside. A small and friendly staff were wonderfully accommodating, and simply could not do enough for us. My wife is currently pregnant, and so has certain dietary restrictions; when they were informed of this ahead of time, they created an entirely new menu just for her to replace the dishes she couldn't have. Each of these new dishes had clearly been well thought out and beautifully presented. There are a lot of places that would have just foregone the course entirely or given her a bit of a booby prize on a plate. Hats off to them for their consideration and hard work.
We opted for the shorter tasting menu when we visited, but this was still a sitting of over two hours. Definitely recommended if you are not in a rush and want an experience. Each dish is beautifully presented, and each component has clearly been thought out in relation to the others. The flavours are absoutely precision engineered. There are theatrical elements of smoke and liquid nitrogen, but unlike some other restaurants, where the theatre is used to mask an otherwise average dish, here it adds a dimension to something that was already superb.
At the end of the tasting menu, we felt satisfied but not stuffed- a balance which is often hard to reach! We have eaten at Michelin two starred restaurants that did not reach the finesse of this establishment. Absolutely recommended!