Review on Hart's
Hart's is the sort of place that manages to do everything well. Set up in 1997 by Tim and Stefa Hart (of Hambleton Hall fame) it occupies part of a former hospital in a sedate Regency quarter of the city and has garnered a fistful of awards, accolades and goodwill along the way.
In keeping with the unadorned dining room, the food aims for stylish simplicity rather than florid, overblown gestures. It's straight and true, modern brasserie food, based around top-notch ingredients. Deep-fried cod might turn up unexpectedly among the starters, along with a salad of seared beef, chicory and tomatoes with blue cheese dressing, while main courses have promised roast cannon of lamb with crispy sweetbreads, asparagus and broad beans or pan-fried red mullet with crayfish ravioli and sauce antiboise.
Finish with raspberry Martini or mango cheesecake with mango and mint salsa. The wine list is Tim Hart's personal selection based on years of experience and enthusiasm for all things oenological, and it's laid out in a helpful, drinker-friendly fashion.
Back in 2003, the Harts opened a purpose-built hotel next to the restaurant with stunning views, delightful private gardens and creature comforts in abundance. It adds new meaning to the notion of a 'restaurant-with-rooms'.
Hart's is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00am (7.30am Sat & Sun) through
Lunch: until 2.00pm (3.00pm Sat)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Fri (6.00 - 10.30pm Sat) (7.00 - 9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express