Review on 36 On The Quay
Former Head chef of 36 On The Quay, Gary Pearce and his wife Martyna bought this thriving business from Ramon and Karen Farthing, who operated the restaurant with great success for a number of years. A delightful seventeenth-century cottage overlooking Emsworth harbour, the dining room is light and airy with a neutral colour scheme.
Visitors can look forward to impeccably executed food, and Gary shows his prowess with fixed-price dinner menus that are full of creative touches. He fuses complex ideas with 'clean-cut simplicity', and it shows in dazzlingly presented dishes like seared scallops with a salad of pea shoots, crisp apple and Serrano ham complemented by a passion fruit dressing and beetroot syrup.
Seafood is undoubtedly a strong suit, but the kitchen also scores with meat and game: medallions of veal fillet and crisp sweetbreads are served on braised red cabbage with lyonnaise potato and creamed artichoke sauce, while fallow deer comes with a miniature game pie and Cassis sauce. The speciality dessert is a five-part mini-extravaganza; otherwise you could finish with a 'presentation' of apples (a jelly, sorbet and tart, each based on a different variety).
A ten-course tasting menu (the 'Little Big Option') is available every evening except Saturday, and set lunches are excellent value. France is the main focus of the wine list (although other countries aren't neglected) and there are plenty of half bottles and selections by the glass. 36 On The Quay also has four spicily named letting rooms, plus a self-contained holiday cottage (Cardamom) in the village.
36 On The Quay is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Modern British / French
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 1.30pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 6.30 - 8.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express