Food and drink
Hearty, local and done to perfection – the boys and their team know their foodstuffs. And locals, and local celebrities, know it. The menu is short but very sweet, with a varied offering (usually two meat dishes, one fish and one vegetarian), plus a selection of "JB staples" - like chicken and chips or Caesar salad. They may not do a lot, but what they do, they do well. Expect to salivate over the thought of a slow roast blade of beef, or scallops, or a goats cheese tart, or lemon sole...I could go on.
Pleasantly minimal decor is lit by candles at night and surrounded by an agreeably calm and contented clientele.
Top notch. From the welcome to the coffee, nothing is too much trouble.
Tucked just inside the City Walls at the “top end” of town on Northgate Street – it’s an easy walk to anywhere else in the centre (if you should so desire to be anywhere else).
This isn’t the cheapest joint in town, but you won’t find me complaining about value for money as the quality of food – and the produce used – justifies the price tag. Expect, on average, to fork out £15 for a main course and £6 for a starter. The warm freshly-baked bread (with varieties like walnut and raisin), if you don't want to fill up with a starter, is a snip at £2.50.
- Business travellers
- Special occasions