Harden's survey result
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“Unique: a bucket-list, must-visit experience!”; Harry and Caroline Hallam’s “quaint” 10-seat venture, in their front room, continues to dazzle most reporters, owing to Caroline’s “lovely” personal service, and Harry’s “outstanding cooking”, using whatever seemed good to buy that day. In such a tiny space, ambience can be elusive (and is somewhat dependent on fellow diners), and it also drew some unusual flak for being “overpriced” this year, amidst the odd accusation that it had “lost its sparkle somewhat”. On most reports, however, this remains one of the UK’s most individual of indies!
“Everyone should book and make a detour when heading past on the A1, for this total delight from start to finish”. Harry & Caroline Hallam’s “cosy” front room provides the venue for this unique 10-seat venture which delivers “ravishing yet simple haute cuisine from a tiny hand-written menu” (with Harry buying “whatever is available and good on the day”). Caroline’s service “couldn’t be more friendly and welcoming” – if there’s a concern it’s that it can “feel slightly awkward if you’re the only table there” (but even that strikes some reporters as “romantic”).
“It should be on everyone’s bucket list!”; Harry & Caroline Hallam’s “unique” 10-seat venture “never fails to delight”, thanks to his “exquisite French-based cooking” and her “exceptional attention to detail”; of necessity though, the atmosphere is “rather dependent on who else is dining that day”.
“The sureness of touch and the warmth of the welcome fully justify the price”, at Harry and Caroline Hallam’s 10-seater one-off, where – though choice is limited – the cooking is “brilliant”; “it’s about the only place this expensive where we come away every time working out how soon we can afford to go again…”
17 High Street, Great Gonerby, NG31 8JS
lunch 12.30 pm - 2 pm, dinner 7 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: Mon closed, Tue - Sat 8.30 pm, Sun closed