Facade: Ancient, historical
Decor: Dark and cavernous, smelled amazingly of mulled wine when we were there.
Dress Code: Chilled out, relaxed but cosy. Think woolly jumpers and knee-high boots (or hotpants if your name’s Rosie).
Snap: I had flat mushrooms grilled with Cheddar cheese and rocket. It was nice enough but uninspiring and a little bit cold. Mr P had fish and chips. The fish was a battered hake which was gigantic. The chips were a bit on the tepid side but he enjoyed his more than I did mine.
Good For: Decent pub grub, or just a drink.
Facade: Not the most exciting facade, it reminded me of a modern church built in the middle of a housing estate.
Decor: Relaxed, casual, typically French, and much more appealing than the frontage.
Dress Code: We were overdressed in a black dress (me) and suit (him) but, hell, it was Mr P’s birthday. The other diners were very casually dressed, despite the dapper waiters. I suspect weekends might be classier affairs though.
Snap: I had a flavoursome seafood fricassee with crusty French bread which was hearty and tasty. Mr P had venison which he said was the best meat dish he had ever eaten. Praise indeed from the carnivore.
Good For: A taste of France in the north of England.