The Bingham is a boutique hotel, in a Georgian townhouse, overlooking the river. It's also home to Shay Cooper's restaurant. Sadly, the restaurant has lost it's Michelin star in the 2012 guide. All I can say is the inspector must've visited on a bad day, as the meal and service we had were absolutely top notch.
Like many other fine-dining establishments, The Bingham offers a very good value lunch menu. This is also available on a Saturday, which is extremely accommodating! The set menu is £22.50 for two courses or £26.00 for three. Remarkably, there is no surcharge for cheese - and a mighty fine cheese selection it is too.
The dining room itself is bedecked in gold hues; luxurious but modern. The full length windows offer views over the river. Perfect on a sunny day, when you can watch boats passing by.
|Cute lightbulb vase|
The freshly baked bread selection was almost too tempting. I really wanted to ask for one of each (potato and rosemary, foccacia, seed and white baguette). I settled on the potato and rosemary. With lashings of salted butter.
|Sea bream with glazed chicory|
|Poussin with honey glazed root vegetables|
|The cheese selection|
|Bitter chocolate tart|
|Raisin bread, crackers and fig chutney|
|Our cheese selection|