Within walking distance of the city centre and easily accessible by car, this busy spot looks like a pretty row of houses and, with its colourful hanging baskets, the facade cleverly disguises a large interior. Contemporary décor and muted colours complement an airy atmosphere, and it’s a relaxed, comfortable place for flavoursome food at a reasonable price.
Friendly, efficient staff, simple table settings and uncomplicated menus reflect a refreshingly down to earth philosophy.
Varied menus begin with a good breakfast and later offer reliable favourites such as Huntsman fish cakes, char-grilled steak burger or chicken Caesar salad, with extra dishes on the evening menu including chargrilled escalopes of venison, perhaps, and Thai seafood curry; a separate children’s menu doubles as a colouring competition.
Everything is cooked with care and well presented, this is a very busy place and they manage the numbers consistently well.
The New World dominates a compact fairly priced wine list, which complements the food.
Seats 200 (outdoors, 50); L daily 12.15-3, D daily 5.30-9.30, Sun all day 12.30-9pm. All menus a la carte. House wine from €19. Bar food served daily, 12.30-9.30pm.
Air conditioning; toilets wheelchair accessible; children welcome before 9pm (high chair, childrens' menu, baby changing facilities); live music (Fri & Sat); free broadband wi/fi. Live Funky Jazz on Thurs from 6.45 pm and live music Sat from 9.30pm. Closed Good Fri, 25/6 Dec.
The 12 smart, contemporary en-suite bedrooms offer all the usual conveniences plus satellite TV and computer facilities and a good breakfast - and great value.