We came here with another couple to celebrate a birthday. All four of us are accomplished home cooks and foodies who have travelled widely and we all agreed that this place was fantastic. It’s pleasantly quirky without being odd — partly because you approach it through a garden gate and winding brick paths leading to an enchanting lit patio before entering the dining room. It has the ambience of a French Auberge, homely, high quality produce and menus that the chef is passionate about cooking and sharing with you. The food is Lebanese/Middle Eastern so packed with herbs and spices without blowing your socks off with heat (except the chilli cheese). There were about 5 choices for each course, including vegetarian options and gave us all plenty to choose from.
Everything we had was lovely, freshly prepared and the portion sizes enough to fill you without leaving you feeling stuffed. The waitress was knowledgeable about the menu, friendly and attentive without being in-your-face. The chef came round each table during the evening to chat and to check you were happy with everything and it was evident that she loves sharing her food with you.
We had a lovely evening. Nothing pretentious, just a wonderful atmosphere, great hospitality and delicious honest food. We left feeling as though we had found a hidden gem and are slightly reticent about telling too many people as we selfishly don’t want it to become too busy!