2 Oxford Place
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Small restaurant serving a high-standard of healthy, full-flavoured and moreish gluten-free dishes
‘Good food done well’ is this small restaurant’s business mantra, and it certainly delivers with a creative and well-planned menu for any time of day.
The kitchen is happy to cater to any dietary needs, but with a wide choice of dishes there’s something to suit everyone, whether it’s a warming, slow-cooked aubergine curry, pan-roasted salmon, coq au vin, or just a simple yet mouth-watering bangers and mash. Pastry may be a total no-go on most menus, but the restaurant also boldly serves a tempting selection of pies in classic flavours such as steak and ale, spinach and ricotta and a fisherman’s pie, finished with a crispy topping. Lunch options are a little lighter, though no less satisfying, and include egg-based brunches, falafel salad and pasta bowls. Lunch mains start from £5 for the soup of the day, while evening plates average £10.
Those just popping in during a busy day or for a coffee catch-up are met with an extensive selection of cakes, traybakes and tarts served in generous wedges. It’s worth saving some space after an evening meal too, as a tempting choice of apple crumble, rice pudding and crème brulée will have you beckoning the waiter over. Service is relaxed and convivial even during the frequent busy periods and it is absolutely worth booking if a weekend visit is in order.