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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Contemporary dining in a townhouse hotel

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Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

Adam Jackson may have been here for less than two years but this smartly refurbished conservatory-style restaurant, part of a Victorian townhouse hotel not far from the city centre, has already made a name for itself as somewhere to find sharp contemporary cooking. An intimate space, it is only open for dinner, allowing everyone involved to concentrate on delivering the ambitious menu exactly as the chef intends. It's a friendly and informal setting, while still having an air of switched-on professionalism. The eight-course tasting menu changes regularly and Jackson, a Yorkshireman born and bred, makes the very best use of the wonderful produce available in this neck of the woods. You can take the menu either with or without the suggested wine pairings, and there is no flowery verbiage on the menu - descriptions, in fact, are quite terse - 'mushrooms, sorrel, gnocchi', for example, is followed by 'beetroot, salmon, apple', and then a main course of 'duck, foie gras, artichoke and hazelnut'. Never fear, however - you're in safe hands with a thoughtful, imaginative chef who knows exactly what he's doing as he guides you on a journey of taste, texture and aroma.

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Opening hours

  • Closed:: 25–29 October
  • Days closed:: Sunday to Monday
  • Closed for lunch:: all week
  • Dinner served from:: 7
  • until: 10

Chef

  • Chef: Adam Jackson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: Modern, Traditional British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30:: 9
  • Wines over £30:: 20
  • Wines by the glass:: 13

Price guide

  • Tasting menu from £: 48
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair:: 2
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats:: 28
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 25
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats:: 28
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 25

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