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  1. Distance: 0.29mi
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  3. Distance: 17.69mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 4.53mi
  3. Distance: 17.69mi
  4. Distance: 26.10mi
  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 4.53mi
  3. Distance: 17.69mi
  4. Distance: 26.10mi

About Nelson Street

A unique restaurant for Buckingham serving a la carte & tasting menu.

Nelson Street is located in The Old Quarter of Buckingham and within walking distance of both the town centre and Buckingham University.
Expect a relaxing environment and a warm welcome.

53-54 Nelson Street
Buckingham, Buckhinghamshire MK18 1BT
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, International, Modern European

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 - 14:30 17:30 - 21:30
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 17.30 - 22:00

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01280 815556

Website:
http://www.nelsonstreetrestaurant.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
Louis Myhill

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Nelson Street Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

95% would recommend it to a friend

Tasting Menu (34)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for a Date (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Neighbourhood Gem (25)
Romance (22)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Cosy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Group Bookings (9)
Seasonal (9)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Tapas (3)
Brunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Child Friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Nelson street is by fat the best restaurant in town, and the meal we had on Saturday was
the best we have had in all of our visits.

It's a great shame that they are closing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

A real gem, with excellent food and perfect service. I Would definitely recommend a trip out if you are not local, we will return soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience3
service5
value3

 
·Dined on 4 November 2017

The chef at Nelson Street is doing a great effort to add fresh ideas into his dishes. For this price range, you expect a little more focus on the details too, and not just fireworks, but the overall result is actually great, and the friendly staff makes it a good overall experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 27 October 2017

Great service from waiting staff who told you about your food when it came only bad point was the waiting between courses which I believe is to make you drink more as there are 5 or 6 chefs in the kitchen I would happily go again tho

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 27 October 2017

Wonderful food as always; friendly and helpful staff; great that the menu changes regularly - keeps us coming back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Seasonal
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 24 October 2017

Had a wonderful evening. We had an early table on a Tuesday evening so the restaurant was quite but it didn’t feel uncomfortable. We were made to feel extremely welcome, the food was gorgeous very well presented. Loved all the extras as well which made the evening even more memorable.
Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 10 October 2017

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Service, choice, wine list great, but most of all the food was fantastic, really innovative and very finely balanced flavours very good chef and team. Would thoroughly recommend and will certainly go back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 23 September 2017

The quality of ingredients, the imagination shown in dish design, the beauty of the presentation all go to make an exceptional experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 23 September 2017

Delicious food, beautifully presented by knowledgeable staff. The wine recommendations were a perfect match with our food.

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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 13 September 2017

3rd (?) visit and was even better than before. Excellent food, not in vast quantities, but every mouthful was delicious. Definitely a place for appreciative business guests - or for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 5 September 2017

Interesting high quality menu. Not your average restaurant. Huge amount of care and attention has gone into the choices, and full explanations of what you are eating are provided by the well informed staff. Highly recommended for a special meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 29 July 2017

Excellent food , Excellent service every time I have visited!! 😀😀😀

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 July 2017

Fantastic restaurant just keeping getting better.
New menu and great choices.
Adding the wine flight to the menu was a perfect touch.
Staff friendly as always.
Highly recommend the restaurant

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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

Perfect for special occasions. The service is friendly. A really non rushed experience. An outstanding evening out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Oxford)·Dined on 21 July 2017

Excellent food and great service, well worth a visit.

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food5
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 15 July 2017

This is a totally fabulous restaurant . The food, ambiance, service, friendliness and professionalism of all the staff are all exemplary . The presentation of the food is a work of art and the flavour combinations and textures are inspired but not pretentious . There is a superb wine list with excellent choice of wines by the glass, the Pouilly Fuisse and the Provence Rose both being exceptional examples . The speciality Gin and Tonic options also stonkingly good; I had the Brockmans with juniper berries , coriander and orange - sensational !
This restaurant is simply one of the best out there and the integrity of production of the food is highly impressive - the courgettes were home-grown and everything is carefully sourced. This is such a super place - better than many Michelin starred institutions, I think, and I am planning a return visit . I loved the relaxed atmosphere combined with seriously accomplished but accessible cooking.
Thank you to Nelson Street for such a memorable meal !

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Had a fantastic evening with outstanding food and wine. Chose the Discovery taster menu accompanied with the wine selection and each course was wonderfully explained to us as the evening progressed by the superb staff. Highly recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Food =amazing
Attention to detail =amazing
Staff=amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service5
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 June 2017

Fantastic service - one of the staff drove us home when we couldn't get a taxi!

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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value4

 
 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 23 June 2017

A wonderful meal with great service to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. We decided to go with the Discovery Menu, which was a taster menu, and we were not disappointed. Every single course was well presented, full of wonderful flavours. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant and it is great that a small town such as Buckingham has such a place to visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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food5
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service5
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 17 June 2017

I took the missus out for our date night and was instantly impressed. Firstly the menu had been changed compared to the one online (frequent changes = creative chef, in tune with the seasons = great food). The new menu price was slightly lower than online at £35 per head for three dishes. Our waiter(s) were excellent, they knew everything about everything on the menu. We were interested in a glass of limoncello, and the waiter explained that they were MAKING some at the moment, but it wouldn't be drinkable for 6 weeks. We chose an English wine and were told where the grapes are grown (4km away) and blended and how many acres the grower has. These guys are really in touch with their products.
The meal began with four different 'amuse bouches' which were delicious. The three dishes we each chose were paused midway with a pallete cleansing drink, which was tart and delicious. Each of these touches was on-the-house and gave us an excellent feeling of being taken care of. The dishes themselves were cooked to perfection, beautifully presented and of course, delicious!
I really can't praise Nelson's enough, we'll definitely be coming back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Excellent, interesting and enjoyable food. The service was exceptional. It's not cheap but it is certainly good value for money. We went on a busy Saturday night (usually when things fall apart for popular restaurants, if they're going to that is) and we had a really fabulous meal with great, well-paced service in a delightfully relaxed atmosphere.

I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Nelson Street!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 24 May 2017

Very interesting food - loved the idea that you can choose any combination of starter, veg, meat or fish - the monkfish curry was delicious
Passionate staff, friendly and knowledgable
This restaurant is def worth a visit and is certainly a local gem

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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food5
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Fine dining, great flavours & great attention to detail, well explained & presented in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 6 May 2017

My friends and I had a wonderful evening at Nelson Street. The food was divine and we loved how the food and the ingredients were described to us.

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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 20 April 2017

Very lucky to have a restaurant like this in a small market town. Great menu, great food and really attentive staff. Such a good experience and struggle to find similar outside of London or other big city let alone a small town and using local ingredients. Very impressed. Well done team!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 14 April 2017

Fabulous food with very friendly staff. Was a real pleasure. Will be back again soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 30 March 2017

So special the food was delightful
Loved the low lighting and great service.
A lovely change being the small plate menu
Definitely go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 21 March 2017

Very creative food and attentive friendly service. Will be back soon to try more dishes. The salmon mi cuit was memorable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 16 March 2017

We loved the 'different' dining experience. The 3 courses were ideal for us and the food was beautifully presented.

A high quality meal with value for money.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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value3

 
 (Oxford)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Wonderful food and attentive, informed staff. Also their attention to my needs as a gluten free diner was superb. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Enjoyed a fantastic evening at the restaurant. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The food was top class. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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 (Wales)·Dined on 3 February 2017

We have been coming to Nelson Street Restaurant since it opened and the restaurant just keeps getting better and better! Louis has a real talent for flavour and presentation, and the new smaller-dishes menu provides the opportunity to sample a wide variety of his talents. Every plate is thoughfully put together, combining flavours and textures to create truly memorable dishes. The food, coupled with the friendly and attentive service from Sam and the rest of the waiting team, add up to making this Buckingham restaurant a real gem!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 26 January 2017

A wonderful surprise, such a great place to eat locally. Nelson Street have a fairly unique offering, instead of the traditional starter & main they suggest 3 plates from the menu (think Spanish raccione), one each from a set of fish, vegetable or meat selections or any combination of the three. This works extremely well; you get to try more and the portion sizes are perfect. As to quality, this was first rate in both taste and presentation. The dishes included flavour combinations I might not have considered but worked wonderfully. Stand out dish might be the beetroot and smoked goats cheese, amazing. It's not often I eat out with my partner and I secretly wish I'd chosen one of her dishes. On this occasion we would both have been happy to eat all of the other's dishes but were extremely pleased with what we'd ordered for ourselves. It really was superb, was great value and we can't wait to go back!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 13 January 2017

I've been here before & have been disappointed. Not this time. WOW!!! The tasting menu was fabulous. Perfectly timed & described dishes. Yummy food. Perfect sized. Not cheap... but this was a special occasion!!
I will be back as it was just lovely. A true gastronomic delight in Buckingham

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 29 December 2016

Another fantastic meal, very well catered for on the Gluten free side. Nothing is too much trouble, friendly helpful staff members. Food was delicious will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2016

Was bit worried at first because of taster style menu but needn't have worried the small plates were all delicious

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 14 December 2016

As always the food is superb, menu is separated into smaller dishes so three is recommended but we just stuck with two which were absolutely divine and very different, loved the ambience, brilliant service, quite pricey though worth every penny, maybe wouldn't suit a starving great big man though for ladies and gents smaller dishes which equally fill you up without feeling stuffed it isn't excellent

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 9 December 2016

Nelson Street two months ago changed to Tapas sized servings of their dishes. It gives one a chance to eat a lot of different foods and I like it. Every dish we had was outstanding and just right from every aspect. The service was excellent too and the wine amazing. It isn't cheap but I rather pay more than be disappointed. It was one of the best lunches I ever had.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

Nelson street was booked for a birthday celebration, I had not read the menu so was essentially 'going in blind'. On arrival the staff were attentive and friendly. The drinks on offer were mostly organic/save the planet type drinks and initially this felt like a narrow scope but opened the door to some fantastic new flavours from around the world. The restaurant was busy with some large groups and things felt slow. We all ordered from the 'adventure' menu which I can describe as a taster menu of 3 dishes. There was some confusion as the whole table was required to either order from this menu or the ala carte menu. We were given appetisers which were a new experience and very tasty this was followed by our 3 courses and each of these were amazing flavour combinations. Pudding was very enjoyable and was actually bigger than my main course which I was pleased about! I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions depending on your budget. We didn't have wine with the courses but there were wines designed for each course which doubled the cost of the food. All in all I will be visiting again and recommending to others. Thank you to the staff who were knowledgable about the food and would tell us what we were about to eat which was a new experience for me. Thank you to the chefs all of the food was cooked beautifully.

Tags: Organic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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