We went for lunch, and chose to go with the tasting menu, which involved 6 courses (plus optional cheese course) and was delicious!
We were tempted to try the special cocktail on arrival - a gin & prosecco fizz, which was also very nice!
The restaurant is small, with a relaxed feel, and the service was friendly and efficient.
After the bread (which was delicious, malty and warm, served with locally churned butter - very rich, with a hint of clotted-cream taste to it!) we started with tomatoes with a linseed cracker and a shaving of cheese - apparently very simply, but a wonderful, rich tomato flavour.
Then the next course was mussel broth, with salted cod, peas and beans (and mussels, and something which I think was samphire.
Next came a carrot and chicken dish, 2 or 3 different types of carrot, some cooked in chicken fat, others pickled, together with crispy chicken skin, like a tiny, intensely chicken-y piece of melba toast!
Next came the main, perfectly tender pieces of lamb rump, which came on a black garlic emulsion and with tiny onions and vegetables.
This was followed by the (optional) cheese course, which we, of course, opted to have, after which came desserts - first lime curd with yogurt meringue and sorrel, which was light and refreshing. I'm not normally a fan of meringue, but this wasn't overly sweet, and with the tartness of the lime and sorrel it worked really well.
After this came a second dessert of dark chocolate cream with raspberries and a chunk of white chocolate 'aero'. White chocolate isn't my thing, but the dark chocolate and raspberries, and the milk chocolate shard which came with it were all gorgeous.
This brought us to the end of the menu, I finished with a coffee and we were given little choux pastry buns to finish with - again, not over sweet, with more raspberries (possibly freeze dried, I'm not sure).
It didn't feel as though we spent a long time over the meal, but when we came to leave I realised it was almost 4 o'clock, so we have been there over 3 1/2 hours!
A fine meal. I shall definitely be going back, next time I am in Stratford, although I imagine that as the restaurant becomes better known and better established, it may get harder to get a reservation!