Took my Dad there for his birthday. Being fairly early on a Monday night, we got straight in, although the place was busy. Pleasant staff, beautiful building, although the d?cor was slightly confused - architecture in elegant classic style, paintwork to match, but mismatched chairs and benches, and rustic 'at home' style napkins. And nowhere to put your coats or handbags.
Anyway, I had the squid starter (~?5.50), which worked out about ?1 for each piece of squid. Dad had steak main (?~16), and I had the 'fish in a bag' (?15.50) which was billed as coming with mussels and clams. It did - 2 mussels, and 1 clam (one clam shell was empty), and 2 small new potatoes. And my bass fillet had bones in, which I wasn't expecting from what purports to be a quality establishment.
None of the mains come with any sort of accompaniment, so I'd ordered green beans (?3.50 extra) and Dad had the Funky Fries (~?3 extra - for a small handful). We shared 500ml of an average wine (~?9).
Verdict? Squid slightly overcooked and rubbery. Steak - tasted wonderful, but even when medium-rare, was tough. Sea bass - delicious, but the dish was mostly fennel. Fries - delicious, but very small portion (it fitted easily in a coffee cup sized pot); green beans, slightly al dente for me, but good job I ordered them as it ended up being the main constituent of my meal.
Oh, and don't dare to ask for English mustard to go with your steak - "this is an *Italian* restaurant, sir!"... although they seem to have at least one traditional English pudding on the menu.
Overall, tasty food and nice ambience, but massively over-hyped and overpriced. Won't be going back, I'm afraid. Having to pay handsomely for side dishes which should come with the entree just pushed it beyond the realms of value for money. ?60 for 1 small starter, 2 small mains and half a bottle of cheapish wine just wasn't worth it.