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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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From Victorian learning to modern brasserie cooking

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

The homage to Thomas Hughes' plucky Victorian schoolboy denotes the fact that this large riverside building was a place of education in the 19th century. No risk of school dinners here now, though, this is a robustly complex, well-considered brasserie cooking in the modern style.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner: 25–26 December, 1 January
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Peter Kirk

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 39
  • Wines over £30: 19
  • Wines by the glass: 19

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Getting here

A6097, Gunthorpe Bridge

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Lowdham
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