Pinot Noir based with style and finesse, offers delicate aromas of white peach, quince and a touch of spice. Dry and elegant palate shows an impressive degree of concentration, with fine bubbles and a long, crisp finish.
France, Champagne, Drappier Rose Brut
Elegant yet full of character. Pretty red berry aromas lead to a delicate palate of summer fruit and herbs, finishing crisply dry and refreshing.
France, Champagne, Veuve Cliquot
A truly complex and exquisite Champagne. Dry with plenty of body.
Italy, Ca' del Console Prosecco Extra Dry
A classic Prosecco with aromas of white peach, pear and flowers. The palate is fresh, not too dry, and clean as a whistle all the way through to the sparkling finish.
2016 Chile, Valle Central, Santa Rita Gran Hacienda, Sauvignon Blanc
Crisp and refreshing, with aromas of grapefruit and lemon peel lending a fresh balance to the tropical fruit character, plus some herbal notes from a drop of Semillon in the blend. Vibrant and well-rounded.
2016 France, Languedoc, Côtes de Thongue, Les Templiers, Chardonnay
Crisp, ripe wine with refreshing clean citrus fruit flavours and a rounded finished.
2016 France, Languedoc, Beauvignac, Picpoul de Pinet
Elegant araomas of citrus, pear and white flowers, and a crisp, mineral palate ideally suited to seafood.
2015 France, Burgundy, Petit Chablis, Domaine Hamelin
Subtle notes of white flowers and green apple on the nose; the palate is elegant and fruity with a touch of steely minerality.
2014/15 France, Loire Valley, Sancerre, Charles Dupuy, Les Boffants
Classic Sancerre, with aromas of currants and grapefuit, a dry, elegant palate with a layer of minerality, and a neat, focused finish.
2016 Italy, Trentino, Castel Firmian, Pinot Grigio
Very clean, nicely balanced Pinot Grigio, with a gentle floral aroma, good medium weight in the mouth, and a refreshing finish.
2015/16 Italy, Piedmont, La Meirana, Gavi di Gavi
Great texture and precision, with distinctive greengage and almond notes on the palate. Fresh and dry, this is a particularly characterful Gavi.
2015 South Africa, Stellenbosch, Kanu Chenin Blanc
A nose of melon, flowers and savoury notes with some honey-spiced fruit leads to a tropical palate that combines depth of fruit with a bright, crisp finish.
2016 Germany, Rhein, White Rabit, Reisling
Versatile with or without food. Redolent of grass, herbs, hints of white blossoms and tropical fruit. Balanced and beautifully refreshing.
2015/16 New Zealand, Marlborough, Coopers Creek, Sauvignon Blanc
Vibrant gooseberry, passionfruit and nectarine backed with hints of herbaceousness. Impressive weight of flavour and length on the palate.
2014 New Zealand, Martinborough, Julicher, Sauvignon Blanc
Vibrant grapefruit, gooseberry and passionfruit aromas. In the mouth there is impressive weight and texture, married to fresh, citrus-dominated flavour, and leading toa dry minerally finish.
2014/15 Spain, Castilla y Leon, Rueda, Finca, Montepedroso
A vivid wine with characteristic notes of fennel, green apple, cut hay and peach, also imbued with an extra depth and richness in the mouth.
From the coolest part of Rias Baixas, this wine bursts with juicy Albariño character; pear, citrus fruit, musky perfume and hints of mineral and spice. Clean, intense and very long on the palate.
2015 Chile, Valle Ventral, Poco Mas, Merlot
Paco Mas means "a little more" and this is what this wine delivers. Packed full of black fruit, spice and pepper, this Merlot from the Central Valley has smooth tannins and a velvety finish.
2014 Portugal, Dao, Prunus, Vinho Tinto
Lightly oaked and perfectly balanced, with a silky texture and crisp edge. The nose is cram-packed with mulberries, blackberries and anise. On the palate black cherry and raspberry fruit tones with creamy and chocolaty oak flavours.
Fruity bouquet of blackcurrant, strawberry bush and plum, leading to a smooth, full-bodied palate with a long finish.
2015 France, Rhône Valley, Delas Saint-Espirit, Côtes-du-Rhone
With Syrah to the fore, this is full of berry fruit, violet, liquorice, and spices. It has a generous, rounded palate and a long, elegant finish.
2014 France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Brouilly, Château de la Perriere
This juicy Brouilly shows a fine spectrum of fruit, raspberries, Morello cherries and blackcurrants. There is some typical Brouilly power on the palate, but a good deal of finesse as well.
2014 France, Burgundy, Henri de Villamont, Bourgogne Prestige, Pinot Noir
Henri de Villamont's "junior" red burgundy is in fact a rather sophisticated affair, showing real depth of fruit and a fine silky texture. The balance between berry-floral flavour, medium-bodied structure and gentle oak is absolutely spot-on.
2010/11 France, Bodeaux, Montagne Saint-Emilion, Château Montaiguillon
An expressive nose of roasted plums, dried herbs and fresh earthy notes leads to a medium-full, currant-infused palate of both breadth and focus.
2016 Argentina, Mendoza, Finca la Colonia, Malbec
Deep red colour with violet hues. Aromas of ripe red fruit, cassis and black pepper, fruit and a touch of spice on the palate. Elegant and smooth with a long finish.
A very elegant wine full of bright red fruit and cassis notes, with a touch of vanilla oak for complexity. The palate is vibrant and concentrated, the finish long and generous.
2015 Spain Finca Nueva Rioja Tempranillo
A fresh, juicy style of Rioja given some extra weight and texture by a short passage in oak barrels. Cassis and liquorice aromas lead to a fruit-driven, gently spicy palate with a smooth texture and long finish.
2014/15 Spain, Catalonia, Montsant, Joan d’Angera
The youngest wine in the d'Anguera stable has a vibrant red colour and an equally vivid aroma of pomegranate and warm rocks. Light yet with real intensity on the palate, this is in every sense a refreshing take on the Montsant appellation.
Red fruits, black cherry and blackcurrant on the nose. On the palate, the spice of the Negroamaro is complemented by the juicy plum jam flavours of Primitivo, resulting in a soft and well-balanced wine.
2013 Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Langmeil, Valley Floor, Shiraz
A quintessential expression of Barossa Shiraz, with aromas of plum and mulberry offset by milk chocolate, cinnamon and pepper. The rich, voluptuous texture on the palate is lifted by spice and a fresh fruit character that deftly belies the wine's concentration.
2016 Spain, Aragon, Finca el Paso, Cariñena
Beautifully delicate rosé from northern Spain, with a pale pink colour, aromas of summer berries and flowers, and a dry but rounded palate.
2014 France, Côtes de Provence, Maîtres Vignerons de St Tropes, Carte Noir
Very refined dry rosé, with an attractive floral aroma, redcurrant fruit, and excellent length in the mouth.
2015/16 Italy, Puglia, Tormaresca Calafuria
Peach petal pink in colour, this wine shows intense yet delicate fragrances of pink grapefruit, peaches and violets. The flavour is fresh and balanced with savoury notes and excellent aromatic persistence.
2013 France, South West, Jurançon, Château Jolys, Cuvée Jean
Lusciously rich with a nose of exotic fruits, peaches, pineapple and white flowers. The palate is powerful and smooth, with the same aromas and complexity as the nose. Pure, elegant and very well-balanced.
Bright and aromatic on the nose, with hints of red fruit and roses, typical of the variety. The palate is sweet without being heavy, offsetting the abundant fruit with mineral notes.
20015 Hungary, Tokaj, Late Harvest Curvee, Sauska Tokaji
Gorgeously rich yet precisely balanced, this classic Tokaji presents flavours of dried peach, apricot and toffee, all cut with a zesty citrus note. There is intensity and power here, but a lightness of touch that makes it decidedly moreish.
2 Courses £19.50 3 Courses £24.50
Torched Fillet of Cornish Makerel, Kohlrabi, Burnt Orange & Horseradish
Chagrilled Field Mushrroms, Goats Cheese Mousse, Toasted Pecans & Apple
Spiced Venison Koftas, Pickled Red Cabbage & Roast Garlic Aioli
Crispy King Prawns & Chilli Mayonnaise
Terrine de Campagne, Red Onion Marmalade & Toasted Sourdough
Roast Sirloin of Dedham Vale Beef (£2.00 Supplement)
Roast Breast & Confit Thigh of Norfolk Black Chicken
Roast Dingley Dell Pork
Served with Roast Potatoes, Cauliflower Cheese, Seasonal Vegetables, Yorkshire Pudding & Gravy
Selection of British Cheeses, served with Artisan Bread & Oatmeal Crackers (£3.50 Supplement)
GORDON'S Instant citrus aromas on the nose creating a very fresh experience. Quite dry on the palate however, with lots of citrus lemon flavours hitting first. The freshness carries on but comes up rather a short offering. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
TANQUERAY Very fresh and smooth on the nose with slight hints of juniper and citrus coming through. A good hit of liquorice is present on the palate, with a slight spice that creates a long tingle. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE A slight pepper, yet very light and floral mix on the nose, with a hint of harshness on the palate that evolves into a bold mix of juniper and citrus. Very smooth on the aftertaste. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic
PORTOBELLO ROAD Fresh citrus and lime on the nose, a little sharp in places with added spice. A clean palate with an instant freshness. Juniper dominates with a slow developing spice that lingers. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
EDINBURGH On the nose is juniper and pine with citrus (lemon) notes. On the palate the juniper, pine and citrus trio continues, with light floral notes developing on this medium bodied spirit. This finish is a classic spicy pepper (coriander) with strong pine and ginger notes. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic
CAORUNN Lively on the nose with lots of floral and citrus aromas dancing well. Rather sharp on the palate when it first hits that develops into a long finish with hints of aniseed that dries a little. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
SIPSMITH On the nose it gives off a soft floral scent with a fresh citrus and slight juniper note. The palate enjoyed the sweetness of the Seville orange, with a hit of juniper to follow. It led to a dry finish with a slight kick of spice at the end. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
TARQUIN'S Soft citrus on the nose, with orange aromas and the subtle violets coming through. Reminds me of an Aviation cocktail. Sharp on the palate, but soon mellows before bursting with grapefruit, cardamom and angelica. A spice tingle develops, but an incredibly long finish ensues. A very small hint of dryness. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic
BATHTUB Fresh junniper with a slight citrus aroma and a light juniper scent combining well on the nose. The palate is introduced to a slight raw kick of juniper but develops into a creamy texture and a long, slightly dry finish. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
HENDRICK'S Small misxes of cucumber, rose and juniper on the nose create a mouth-watering effect on the palate that enjoys a smooth and very well-balanced gin. Clean and crisp on the after-taste. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic
SILENT POOL A crisp clean gin with layers of flavour; juniper married with rich notes of lavender, honey and kaffir lime. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic
MONKEY 47 There is a lot happening on the nose...woody, vegetable smells underpin fresh grassy, citrus notes and botanical sweetness, like a pine forest after the rain. The palate is predictably complex, this is a robust and powerful gin with plenty of spice, fruit and herb flavours. It's very well structured, and difficult to unpick but a citrus fresh start segues into pine and wood notes for a drying finish which is reassuringly heavy. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic