"Really solid service"
Would recommend this restaurant for the service first and foremost. That said, the food was tasty and well-seasoned. So, if I were ever in this neck of the woods again I would go back. Indeed, there seemed to be a number of regulars who were warmly greeted by staff, lending to the cosy atmosphere.
As for the food: the foccacia was incredibly tasty and it was served with brown bread and 2 types of tapenade (olive and tomato). For starters we had the asparagus risotto and crab cakes with aioli mayo. The risotto was super tasty with deliciously good asparagus and prawn.
Mains were fish platter and stuffed chicken. I had the chicken and it was very flavoursome. The sardine on the platter was the best there, I was told. The chunky homemade chips were crispy and wholesome. Other sides were broccoli and potato and vegetables.
Dessert was definitely worth the wait: warm chocolate pudding with hazelnut ice-cream. We shared it as we couldn't have managed a full dessert each.
We had tea and coffee and 2 glasses of wine each with the bill coming in at under 115 euro.
There is an early bird menu with 3 courses at under 30 euro.
So, do check it out if in Rathdrum.