We wanted to see what all the fuss was about and whether Angela Hartnett lives up to her Celebrity Chef status. And we can safely confirm "the girl can cook!!"
Above are photos of the nibbles just added to the table while we wait. Starting with very delicious deep fried balls with cheese and truffle. The bread and prosciutto ham were lovely, but by far the Parmesan crisps were outstanding.
Angela Hartnett once the protege of Gordon Ramsay, she has proved the classic saying of "the student has become the master!".
The Spring Menu is extensive and most dishes can be either had as a starter or a main size portion.
Grilled salmon, green asparagus, horseradish, lemon crème fraiche
Scallop ceviche, radicchio, beurre noisette hollandaise, basil crisps, almond
Manzo di Pozza, broad beans, spring onion, hazelnuts
Quail, foie gras, Jerusalem artichoke, red cabbage, almonds
Carnaroli risotto, lobster & fennel, orange
Buffalo ricotta and swiss chard tortellini, lemion and walmuts
Gnocchi, rocket pesto, tomato oil
Rabbit tortellini, sage, lemon, cooking juices
Charred radishes, pickled black radish, mint and yoghurt
Green aspargus, Jersey royals, hazelnut mayonnaise, poached hen's egg
Braised endive, cabrales, roast apple, breadcrumbs
Artichokes a la grecque, balsamic, pomme dauphine, apple, lardo
Hake, crab and asparagus salad, blood orange, basil
Sea bream, cockles, ramono peppers, salsa almond
Halibut, cime di rapa, anchovy, cucumber, dill crème fraiche
Monkfish, guancliale, broad beans, coriander garlic cream
Spring Lamb, crispy shoulder, asparagus, morels, ricotta pine nuts
Barbary duck breast, crispy leg, endive, fruit and nut ragu
Jacob's ladder, roast white onion, potatoe croquestte, red wine vinaigrette
Pork Belly, fennel, burnt orange puree, nasturtium leaves
Cherry and almond polenta cake, mascarpone sorbet, amaretoo
Amalfi lemon semifreddo, black sesame, limoncello, cucumber
Yoghurt pannacottta, Alphonso mango, cardamom ice cream
Apple tarte fine, salted caramel, thyme ice cream
Pistachio souffle, hot chocolate sauce
Manjari chocolate cremeux, olive oil ice cream, kaffir lime
2 courses £55
3 courses £70
4 courses £80
5 courses £90
What with the fabulously generous nibbles, followed by an incredibly refreshing palette cleanser and the jellies and truffles, we only managed two courses each. However we definitely want to go back to try out her desserts.
The food was a fantastic standard and we now know why Angela Hartnett is held in such high regard to all her piers
We give this a 9 / 10 and are looking forward to going back