The outside appearance was both inviting and traditionally in keeping with the general Chester Tudor architectural style including large bay windows and a rustic appearance from both inside and out.
It is decorated simply and with the elaborateness of rural France, as well as, a slight Italian tinge within the interior look of the restaurant.
Straight away the service was speedy and friendly which was pleasant but perhaps a little too speedy for a relaxed Sunday lunch dinner with friends. One thing that one of my friends noticed to do with the menu layout was that there were no prices displayed. Despite this there was a nice selection and good deals to accompany it. The restaurant appeared French in style and presentation, and boasting a good choice of main dishes in particular.
A thoughtful touch was the offering of bread and olives before our entree’s and main meal as well as there being some great special meal deals.
When the entree arrived it was in a nice portion size (small) and presented well with a delicate garnish of grated beetroot and watercress salad on the side. The simplicity of this duck dish was pleasing and made quite appealing in presentation. As well as there being a fine array of complimenting and contrasting flavours.
The mains were outstanding in presentation and taste as they were very flavourful, fantastic quality, delicious and exquisite in appearance. My main was a Vegetable dish that was colourful in presentation and tasted divine. My friends even commented that they wished they had discovered this unique place sooner.
The ambience was satisfactory with modern acoustic music playing in the background and distinct artistic paintings scattered across the restaurant.
Overall the experience at the restaurant for my first time there was extremely pleasant and comfortable.
Chester Intelligencer reporter, Beatrice Covill