|Last Orders||9.30 pm|
"Far superior to our previous visit when it felt that Clifford was pushing out his Great British Menu successes without much thought to flavour. On the ten course taster menu every course from bar one excellent. Service superb, notably from the sommelier who guided us through the flight of wines from around the world with real charm. Lovely to have coffee in the garden afterwards. Dining room still feels a bit like a furniture village showroom."
"After using this restaurant for many years we stopped coming when they dropped their excellent a la carte, however hearing recent good reports we visited again. We decided on the top, ten course, option, we were not really won over, many courses had many, but to small, patches of flavour to really appreciate. The beetroot baked on open coals, prepared in an expensive barbecue gadget which uses many celeb chefs in their marketing, consisted of a medium size red beet extensivly charred and served with much ceremony as if it were a grouse was nothing to really excite, very little if any flavour had permeated to its centre, the part which was carved and served. Many of the following courses were much better but there was not one dish which really stopped us in our tracks. There are far better and more reasonably priced multi course dinners around.. Many chefs can be seen through the large kitchen viewing mirror and many waiting staff which must be a main cause of the cost. The wine list does have some lower cost bottles though the wine by the glass all hovers around the £15 mark."
"It was our great pleasure to revisit Midsummer House and it did not disappoint in any way except that the Garden was still under reconstruction which was a pity. The flight of wines had a number of surprises especially beer with one course! and the cost of extra wines probably a little over the top. Very enjoyable."
"First six courses of the ten course tasting menu were absolutely superb very tasty and inovative but felt things fell away from there. Service was generally very good but could get a little confusing also. Although its small there was a nice feel to the restaurant. Overall a very good experience but not perfect."
"We usually visit Midsummer House at lunchtime but this was an evening visit. The food though very good was not quite up to the standard we have become used to. The service was not as good. We had one of our party with a wheat intolerance which the restaurant knew about and were happy to cope with but there were times during the evening when explanations of what was specially for our friend were lacking. Though not entirely the restaurant's fault as there are road works on the nearby bridge getting us a taxi to go home was a problem and the Ma"
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