Harden's survey result
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Don’t expect a menu (“the chef decides what to cook when he sees what his suppliers deliver in the morning”) but do expect a “great experience” at this small and unusual spot with an open kitchen, on the outskirts of town, benefitting from “lots of natural light”, and notably creative multi-course tasting menus.
An “unmissable treat” on the outskirts of town (south of the city-centre) – this “highly innovative” venture delivers a “one-menu surprise for the whole room”. Some feel that “the decor is a bit strange” (“basic and small”), but “you go for the fantastic creations of the clever Gordon Jones, who’s always there, beavering away in the open kitchen”.
“Off-beat, irreverent, and exciting!” – the “experimental” cuisine is “really surprising” at this “progressive” but “no-frills” and “cramped” gourmet experience to the south of the city centre. When it comes to the tasting menu, “it’s so much fun, as you don’t know what you’re going to get”, but “the flavours are always firing on all cylinders”, and there’s “a very original wine flight accompaniment”.
“No fancy table appointment or stuffiness, just amazing food served by knowledgeable staff in a relaxed environment” – that’s the deal at this “intimate” venture whose “superb tasting menu and associated wine-matching” would “be of note even in the capital”… perhaps especially for its “very good pricing”.