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Review of Il Maschio - CLOSED

Il Maschio
Price range: US$40 - US$66
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 21 February 2013

I was disappointed and suprised to see adverse comments about the Stag in September and October. This may have coincided with the change of chef - but I would not be sure. Nigel the Landlord and his team are smart, very charming and attentive which enables you to enjoy a gently relaxed atmosphere. The menu is nicely varied and the dishes very tasty and imaginative. Try the goats cheese brulee as a starter, it is new on the menu and it is delicious. If you have enough room, I am told that the chocolate brownie is 'memorable'. The wine list is also affordable and cleverly balanced between New and Old World. Clearly the result of the advertised regular wine tasting evenings and dinners. The locals obviously enjoy their wine!
A lovely evening much enjoyed. Come on the summer when you can get out into the garden to enjoy a cold glass of Rose before the meal. I cannot wait to return in any case. Thank you

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2  Thank Richard595
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Il Maschio (the stag) holds a very special place in our hearts because it was where we had our first date and where my fiance proposed to me. Valentines day this year it was the obvious place to spend the evening.

Nigel the manager greeted us as we arrived and despite it being one of the busiest days of the year managed to find a few minutes to say hello and check everything had been to our satisfaction at the end of the meal, as usual it had been.

The staff were attentive but still allowed us to enjoy our meal and the food as usual was of a particularly high standard - our only complaint was that the starter and main course were so filling we couldn't find room to try any of the delicious looking desserts

The decor is focussed on F1 and we find the old photos fasinating but it's not over the top if you can't tell your Stirling Moss from your Jackie Stewarts

Thanks to the team for another wonderful evening

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1  Thank Louise T
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

Had a very pleasant evening in the bar area where we also ate as main ding area was fully booked. Lovely atmosphere. The landlord was a real charmer and was kind enough to treat our party of 5 to a free round of drinks at the end of the evening. Can't wait to return.

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1  Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

You can choose from the cosy bar with roaring fire or the large restaurant overlooking the lawns of the huge pub garden. The Stag has charming staff and a great choice of food. A destination pub that's for sure.

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1  Thank Amanda L
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

Went to The Stag for a birthday celebration. Starters were very small and not very exciting, as were desserts.Main course of ribeye steak smelt awful and was gristly. Brought this to the attention of the person in charge, who immediately offered to refund the cost of the dish. Service slow and hesitant but there was a large party in as well. Wine list is extensive. Cost of meal was expensive for what was quite an ordinary meal with little atmosphere, maybe we were unlucky?

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Thank Robrat_11
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