Time of visit1pm, Saturday.
StatusWhitbread branded concept.
InteriorFreeman, Hardy & Willis meet Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen.
MenuSoup of the day (£2.95); Caesar salad (£3.25); moules mariniere (£5.95); warm chicken salad (£6.95); penne alla ciliege (£5.95); seared pepper tuna (£6.95); seared peppered tuna (£6.95); grilled emperor sea bream (£8.95); CASA club classic (£5.95); various panini (£5.45).
FoodWe chose the CASA club classic which was toasted layersof bread filled with chicken breast, bacon, lettuce and tomato and mayo - very nice and served with a salad accompaniment. We also had the fresh soup of the day, the penne alla ciliege, a brie and bacon sandwich and a plate of chips. Food was good, not the height of culinary excellence but it filled a gap and was washed down with a pleasant cappuccino. Only problem was the table - miles too small for all the plates.
ServiceOne aloof waitress, one helpful, cheery one. A bit slow.
VerdictContrived trendiness aside, we enjoyed it and would return.