If you like sitting quietly in a corner when you eat, or menus with lots of choice, you’re not going to be seduced by the Table. Launched in 2015 it has one table – a breakfast bar affair immediately adjacent to the open-plan kitchen – and caters to a maximum of ten in an evening at one sitting. The environment is swish, you interact with the chefs as they cook and it’s hard to know where fine dining ends and performance art begins.
The main man is Sean Clark, chef-patron with an illustrious CV, although he can’t do everything so he has help at the stove. Dinner comes as a seven-course tasting menu and the first dish to arrive might be Miss Piggy Was Right (chanterelles with hazelnut and frogs’ legs), then there could be A Kraken Shade Of Pink (squid risotto with pink champagne) and so on, with further courses featuring the likes of halibut, pigeon, brie and more.
The menu changes regularly, has Scottish and European influences, while you can BYOB for a £5 corkage charge. If you have special dietary requirements, or would rather skip a meat course for something else, no can do. For its fans however, the Table rates among the best dining experiences ever.