The decor is charming, from the hummingbirds on the ceiling to the funky silverware and the menu is a great mix of seasonal local produce and indulgent treats.
Rach ordered crab cakes with beef dripping chips to start and I delved into brie fondue with asparagus and walnut scones. We bumped into my friends Carl and Claudia there and I couldn't resist snapping a picture of Claudia's butternut squash risotto made with orzo (personally I disagree with this being called risotto and Claudia wasn't keen on it either - sometimes breaking with convention just doesn't work. The classics never die) and Carl's belly pork with mustard mash. black pudding and crackling.
Being the enormous lavender freak that I am, I couldn't resist the lavender panna cotta wiith blackcurrant jelly and elderflower ice-cream. Rach delved into some profiteroles and both of us left stuffed and happy.
If you're in the area, give it a try!
Ziggy played guitarrrrrraaaaarrrrraaaarrrrrr.
Title: Ching-A-Ling by David Bowie