Truffles stands out on the High Street for many reasons. Set in a beautiful Georgian building, this intimate modern European restaurant delivers both excellent food and impeccable service. The romantic atmosphere is enhanced by carefully crafted menus and a warm and inviting dining area. Chef James updates the set menu and the à la carte every few weeks and months respectively. Jemma and James both pride themselves on their passion for food, especially local game and slow-cooked meat. Start with Pedro Ximenéz-glazed pork cheek with celeriac three ways, followed by a main course of pulled confit lamb mille-feuille accompanied by boulangère potato, spinach, sautéed bacon and cauliflower drizzled in mint and caper jus. To complete your meal, the pineapple and ginger sponge pudding, soaked in chilli and lime syrup and served with coconut sorbet, can’t be beaten. Vegetarians are also spoilt for choice, with starters such as Jerusalem artichoke soup, and the walnut-crusted goat’s cheese served with Medjool date jam, poached fig, chicory and croutons.
On the first Thursday of every month, James creates a special themed tasting menu using fresh, seasonal produce. This is the perfect opportunity for sampling the gorgeous and exciting flavours that James puts together. Tuesdays are steak night, with a choice of two cuts of meat, with three courses costing just £25. The Sunday roasts also include à la carte options and a weekly changing roast option.