Due to popular demand the Delfina Restaurant is now open on Sundays for Lunch, and being pushed as a venue to relax, eat, drink and enjoy reading the Sunday papers.
It was not too popular on our visit, there were only about 12 people in the Restaurant, but a few of them were managing to read the Sunday papers! Something that surprised me based on the speed of the service.
The place really needs to be busier to get a buzz going, as being located in a gallery space does make the restaurant a bit stark/cold. However going by the number of people passing by and checking out the menu, the potential is here.
The Sunday menu is off the usual standard for Delfina’s, i.e., good well cooked comfort food. We started with the Ham hock terrine which was accompanied by very refreshing and tasty pickled spring cabbage, followed by Lamb and beautifully cooked vegetables. We finished with the cheese course (one between two is plenty).
The staff seem inexperienced, but they are enthusiastic and friendly. My main complaint, and it is not a major one, is that the service is a little too quick. It would have been nice to relax between courses, “maybe read a newspaper” and not be in and out in an hour.
Marks out of 10
UPDATE – May 2013 : Relaunched as Tanner & Co – for more information see Big Hospitality Article.