Although I live nearby, and have been to the Cumberland Hotel on numerous occasions, I didn’t know that hidden behind the bar was a glamourous looking restaurant. The decor is stunning, made so by the numerous dangling crystal chandeliers.
Tony and I ate our way through a 7 course tasting menu (£75.00) with accompanying wines chosen by their Sommelier Yves des Maris. (wines are extra.) While the food was beautifully executed, designer mouthfuls included whipped carrot mouse flavoured with orange; foie gras served with a yummy Monbazillac wine from Bergerac; shellfish bisque; monkfish; squab pigeon; a pina colada sorbet, and chocolate and pear desserts, I have to question if Gary Rhodes couldn’t pull in the crowds, will an unknown be able to? I have yet to be convinced.
lunch – 2 courses – £25.95
3 courses – £32.95
dinner 2 courses – £39.90
3 courses – £49.90
Open lunch Wed – Sat Noon – 2.30pm
dinner Tues – Sat 7.00pm – 10.30pm