Harden's survey result
“The best food in the area by a country mile!” – Jan and Stacey Bretschneider’s small, 26-cover Southbourne venture is very accomplished, and provides a variety of eating options, but mainly focused on a no-choice, nine-course tasting menu. But while fans say “I can’t believe Jan hasn’t got a Michelin star yet”, it doesn’t always hit the right note with folks: “given that they only essentially serve one menu (in either a short or extended form), with no choices, they need to get everything right. However, whilst the chef clearly has talent, the prices are high for the small portions and lack of choice, and we sat feeling we’d stumbled into a glorified dinner party at which we were unwanted guests”.
A choice of tasting menus including two vegetarian options enhances a visit to this ambitious, 26-cover Southbourne venture, tucked away in Southbourne. Even a reporter who found it “pretentious, expensive, with some odd food combinations” rated the food as good, and more commonly it’s described as “fabulous and excellent value”. Service, though, can on occasion seem “overbearing” to fans and foes alike.
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
141 Belle Vue Road, Southbourne, BH6 3EN
|Wednesday||6 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||6 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2 pm|