I've very much enjoyed lunch here on two occasions and had it not been for some of the better heeled clientele I would have greedily licked the plates. Punchy flavours are consistent across the menu and the expertly cooked wood fired pizzas and grilled numbers are a highlight ( in an already very well lit bunch!).
Both the menu and venue sport a relaxed yet elegant, modern-country style and the talented, established chef-owner seems to be cooking the kind of food I imagine he'd really like to eat and doing it very well. I think of it as really freakin' great home cooking. A chef's home cooking perhaps.... It's simple but bloody good - using sublimely fresh and quality produce.
And who can pass up some cinnamon spiced churros with chocolate parfait style ice cream and dark caramel sauce to finish with?? We were really full but couldn't say no and wow - it hit the spot we didn't even know we had.
All this damn fine nosh is supported by some great local ciders, beers and wine. In fact they have a full licence so even if you want to stop off for a drink on the way through you are welcome. But I warn you - you WILL want to eat something so you might as well pull up a table!
The Apple Bar is situated in the heart of Apple growing country, hence the name, and they are proud to promote the local product - and, might I reiterate, a fine selection of boozy apple cider.