WHO? | Husband and wife team Jon and Cynthia Coomb have opened this bistro-style restaurant in Reigate, Surrey, on the site that used to be Sweet Potato. The Coombs used to run the Stephan Langton in Friday Street, near Abinger, which held a Michelin Bib Gourmand and was ranked the best food pub in Surrey by the Good Food Guide. Chef Jon worked for Anthony Demetre at L'Odeon and was Head Chef at Snows on the Green, and Cynthia, front of house, worked with him for Adam Robinson at The Chiswick.
ON THE MENU? | Red Wine Risotto, Snails, Garlic and Parsley; Bourride of Monkfish, Red Mullet, Bream, Prawns, Mussels and Clams, Bollito Misto of Brisket, Ox Tongue, Capon and Cotechino, Mustard Fruits; Amalfi Lemon Sorbet, Limoncello STYLE? | "Refined rustique: modern, smart, informal." Square wooden tables, red leather banquettes and chairs, light coloured walls with textile prints from a local artist. Soft spots and uplighters.
SIZE? | 45 covers in main dining room, 20-30 private dining upstairs.
SPEND PER HEAD? | £26.
WINE LIST? | £12.50 to £120.
WHERE? | 2-4 London Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9AN. 01737 222733, thewesterly.co.uk