Stamford is a lovely small historic town build from attractive stone. Candlesticks dates from the 1800s. This is not a chain 'been in one been in them all' type place. It is small and unique - a 'restaurant with rooms' (and I prefer the priority in that order). The owner is an international wine judge, of Portuguese background, and the wine list and restaurant food reflect his style, taste, and family background.
The restaurant is in a series of old vaulted cellars and is lit entirely by candles - fantastic atmosphere with great service.
The menu is a 'prix fixe' costing (at time of posting) £22.90 for 3 courses. I can easily state that the roast lamb (cooked with rosemary and served pink) was the tastiest lamb I have ever had - and I have stayed in 5 star hotels, and eaten in 1 & 2 star Michelin restaurants all over the world.
If you like modern hotel rooms with all mod cons - where everybody minds there own business and doesn't talk to anyone else - stay somewhere else - but come here to eat. For me I wanted somewhere more homely as I am away 2 or 3 nights every week. This fitted the bill for me and I had some interesting and convivial conversations in the bar before and after dinner.More
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