We had a lovely lunch and dinner for my partners birthday. Service by all staff was excellent, food was lovely.
Lovely food attentive staff,any mistakes rectified quickly.
In short: service was ok, food was bad.
The prawns and avocado salad had no taste, the dressing was a spoonful of mayonnaise!!
Their fish special with risotto came as one small piece of overcooked fish over some type of risotto, did not even have the artichoke hearts (which was the main reason we ordered it)...unless they were mashed into the risotto? It was underwhelming.
their deserts were whatever was left in the kitchen freezer! There was no toffee in my salted toffee banana split?! The creme brulée was blah
We were looking forward to a lovely evening with good food (we had been on the road most of the day), but instead got late service (even though there were less than 10 customers in the restaurant), and whatever they could scrape together for dinner.
Definitely would not recommend.
The restaurant is lovely, suits all occasions so can be as formal or as relaxed as you want to be. Love the open fire in the middle and the mix of areas and lighting.
The staff were lovely too, so accommodating, and the food was amazing - I still find myself thinking about it! Can't wait for an excuse to come again!
Good balance of attentivenes, efficiency and leave alone.
Brasserie staff forgot the birthday candles.
Summer pudding was solid.
having lived in the area for some time had not realised this little jewel was on our doorstep, the surrounding grounds were lovely, the menu was extensive and accommodating , there was no pressure with the courses, we wanted a long leisurely lunch this was accommodated , all of the courses were very well presented, staff were attenuative but not over baring, polite and courteous , we had four courses and all were excellent, alcohol was slightly over priced but that was to be expected due to the location, the 12.5 service charge was a little bit disappointing as total spend was £340 and does this monies go to staff? as a separate tip was left for staff, we could not complain about any of the dinning experience as we have dinned at Gidleigh Park and Smith's was far superior. we will return to experience the full evening dining in the restaurant and also for lunch to the Smith's brasserie
Fantastic atmosphere, super attentive staff, and gorgeous food. 'Simple' classic dishes but with absolutely every part of them being perfect.