Attending on a cold winter evening we were greeted by welcoming staff and views of the interior and its sumptuous bar. The décor has a clean rustic look, there are some prints on the walls, notably one of Billycart champagne, but this is one of the few champagne selections that is not on the drinks menu.
There is an open kitchen and the overall look has a country feel. The tables are set with glass jars containing cutlery. Serviettes are rolled up and tied with a small printed luggage tag. There is a sense of detail in the preparation.
The menu specialises in fresh seasonal produce, so has a smaller range on offer. Which makes the menu selection easier to make.
For those who like to give over the menu choice completely there is a shared set menu of 5 courses at $65 per person. This menu offering is similarly offered by Fino and Andre's Cucina
I settled on the fresh snapper cooked with nuts and served with freshly baked naan bread. This was beautifully presented and very moorish. My only regret is that my appetite did not stretch to dessert, with so many temptations on the menu, including a chocolate soufflé.
It should be noted that the drinks menu was the most detailed I have ever come across. Including a very fine range of champagne.
There is a tendency for some diners to steer clear of perceived upmarket restaurants. While willing to go to a pub and pay similar prices. Main course here were in the $30 to $35 range.
It is worth going to a venue that specialises entirely in food and really knows this well.