Price Range: Ok / Slightly high
Service: Bar area - pass, Restaurant area - hard to find (they're all looking after the bar area)
Entree: Seared scallops, walnuts, celeriac and apple remoulade
Mains: Crispy pan seared salmon steak with bubble and squeak
Snapper, smoked haddock and leak pie
Dessert: Bread and butter pudding
Apple and black berry crumble
It's interesting that White Hart boasts a "chefs hatted" Chef in charge of the food however the Chef is famous for Italian cuisine and White Hart serves British pub food (even if they try to explain it away on the website but why not make modern Italian food?)...this may explain the hit and miss experience on this sitting.
Cocktails pretty good, wine (pinot grigio) not so.
Scallops are often our test for a restaurant and White Hart didn't deliver on this occasion. Salmon was fine and tasted unadulterated, according to the British food website bubble and squeak is "the name for fried left-over vegetables usually from a Sunday lunch"...great...so overall the dish leaves you feeling that you could cook this dish at home - actually for the price you could almost cook 1 kg of salmon at home. Snapper pie is ok but as much as Flying Fish feels expensive their snapper pie seems more satisfying.
It appears that they ran out of vanilla ice cream as the Apple and Black Berry crumble came with strawberry ice cream and they told us they ran out of custard so the Bread and Butter Pudding also came out with strawberry ice cream - we don't know why they didn't make more...The restaurant still have 5-6 tables yet to get to dessert so odds are someone else would need it too. Having said that, desserts saved White Hart from being scoring in the 5s on this sitting.
Recommendation is to go for drinks and dessert and maybe a main if you wanted a hearty but quite plain and slightly pricy meal - if there's a next time we'll try some meat...