Award: One Michelin star and three AA rosettes
Visit: 1st May 2021, lunch for four.
Led by chef director, Luke Tipping, Simpsons have held a Michelin star since 2000.
This suburban Georgian building houses a modern, spacious dining room, a cookery school and three contemporary bedrooms:
Due to current Covid restrictions, diners are seated outside in the delightful back garden, under an awning. We were lucky as the sun broke through the cloud when we arrived, the awning was closed, and we enjoyed our pre-lunch cocktails soaking up the rays. There are patio heaters, so there are no worries of being too cold later.
Service is as professional as ever and the quality of the cooking is still as outstanding as I remember from previous visits (see my last review here).
The wine list is limited at the moment, while they build up stocks for the reopening when we will be allowed to eat inside again. The Albarino Reserve, Altos de Jose Ignacio from Uruguay was a new find that I can highly recommend.
We asked for a selection of the courses to be served as a tasting menu. All the courses were excellent.
Garden Terrace menu: