Food and drink
This is classic and quality fine dining with a modern touch.
I recently enjoyed the finest duck dish of my life here (it was the Goosnargh duck breast dish with apricots and pistachio at £23 from the a la carte menu).
Locals are still trying this new restaurant, and coming back because they love it. The air is friendly and chatty yet intimate. Most tables for two end up in a row along the bank of padded seating, which takes away a bit of the intimacy.
Have drinks in the Champagne Bar first, where food orders can be taken at your bar table from the friendly waiting team. Service is attentive throughout.
On the fifth floor of the ABode hotel, it offers amazing views.
The a la carte is a little pricey (average £22 main course), though if you dine early (6pm-7pm) you can get two courses for £14.95 or three for £19.95, which I think is incredible value given the surroundings and quality of the food. The tasting menu is £65, the grazing options range from £5 to £14.
Tables to book
There aren’t many “cosy” tables for two, so ask to sit by the windows if you want a more intimate table. These are also the tables to request if you fancy a view of the racecourse, as well as your fellow diners.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Celebrity spotting
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions