We had dinner here before the fabulous Rocky Horror show :-) It was a shame but the restaurant was unusually quiet (about a quarter full) - maybe a sign of the times or perhaps the nature of the show - because I think people were at home busy getting dressed up!
I was eating:
smoked salmon and chilli prawn parcel with lemon and caper dressing
roast fillet of pork with chorizo dauphinoise, braised red cabbage, apple chutney and calvados sauce
im not actually a fan of large amounts of smoked salmon and for some reason i envisaged a filo parcel filled with salmon and prawns but it was a large helping of prawns wrapped in several slices of salmon - far too much for me so i gave half to Dave to finish! the chilli was a nice touch - quite subtle though, but i didnt think the prawns were great quality...
the pork main course was a mixture of good and bad for me. the pork fillet was a generous portion and delicious. very tender. the potatoes were also great and not too much unhealthy chorizo! the cabbage was lovely and although i know its traditionally braised with sultanas or currants i wish it was mentioned on the menu. the apple chutney also contained copious amounts of the dried fruit and i didnt like this - but that comes down to personal preference. i couldnt taste the calvados really but the gravy was lovely.
we also shared a portion of brocolli (sans butter).
The food is generally very good here - generous portions, tasty (if a little overseasoned) and the service is friendly and efficient. The staff were particularly helpful in enabling us to customise Dave's food to make it low fat.
The house rose wine was good and the coffee was lovely :-)
To keep things healthier share the salmon starter, opt for the mussels as a starter (minus the dressing) or chose the baked haddock for main (minus the oil).