Second stay. Stayed for two nights so had the seven course menu followed the next night by the ten course signature menu. This was exceptional cooking and now it is set in a dining room which has full views (through plate glass panoramic windows) over Lake Windermere. The food is nouvelle cuisine with all the splurges and splodges of this and that which usually annoy me. But the taste and flavours are exceptional. In the seven course menu the salmon, followed by the veal sweetbreads were very memorable. In the signature menu an oyster starter was stunning, still fresh and briny with beetroot and horseradish adding to, rather than detracting from the taste (oysters are so good on their own that it's easy to ruin them by messing them around). A scallop dish with eucalyptus was really pushing the boundaries but kind of worked and ham hock with mustard, red mullet with crab and tomato and a superb chicken with morels and truffle sauce were all extremely good. Desserts were also amazing, without being over sweet, with a white chocolate and pistachio course being the highlight. The whole experience was superb with contrasting flavours and textures all in balance and well executed.
This food is of a very high standard, even for a one Michelin starred restaurant. Service down to earth, friendly and discreet.
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