All reader reviews by The Doc

Santini's (Kenley)

Since I added this restaurant, I should write its first review! We went the day before New Year's Eve and found the place to ourselves, understandably. It's small & cosy, with beautiful decor and the service was second-to-none, although I suspect it would have been just as good had it been busy. The catfish (substituted for Calamari) were *perfect* and it just got better from there, with pasta and fish done for us that weren't even on the menu. Chef came and chatted to us too and was nothing but pleasant. For a romantic evening, or a small group of friends, this is the perfect place and is worth the trip. Book quickly though, because they get busy quickly!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 9

Le Cellier du Midi

I found this little gem of a restaurant here and I have to say I was NOT disappointed. The reviews were good and the restaurant lived up to its press. The waiter was attentive, friendly and helpful, knowledgable but not pushy. He knew his wine and presented the specials and the whole place just perfectly. We chose an inexpensive wine which turned out to be perfect, but you could have spent £64 on a bottle alone! The special starter, king prawns on spinach with bechamel & gruyere was divine, and my minted rack of lamb was pinkish, how I asked for it, and oh-so-tender! The dessert was perfect, the whole evening was perfect. I will be going back, and if you haven't been yet, I urge you to go soon!

Friday, January 13, 2006
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 7 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 6

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