This was one of the best meals I have had in a very long time, undoubtedly. Stepping into the depths of the 16th century Grade I listed facade the flagstone floors, oak beams, and soft candle lighting lull you into the laid-back, but simultaneously decadent experience.
Before advancing to the first floor we were met by charming service and a drink nestled on the cosy seating. We enjoyed a glass of wine and 'snacks'. These so-called bar snacks were anything but. The fresh oysters topped with a cucumber jelly and oriental flecks of ginger, as well as warming spiced nuts and sumptuous plump green olives, were superb, cleansing the palette and leaving you desperately wanting more.
The dark chocolate was a silky mousse, peppered with hints of salty sweet and crunch, and all wrapped together under a blanket of milky ice-cream. Its accompaniment of Kishinamien Umeshu plum sake was utterly phenomenal. Its sweet scent of plums and almonds perfect complimented the salted caramel. It was honestly like nectar.