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“Sunday lunch with style”
Review of Apicius

Apicius
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Cranbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 78 - US$ 78
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

As a regular 'dine outer' my least favourite time of the week is Sunday lunch when establishments offering delicious and varied food in the evenings dumb down for the roast brigade. Not at Apicius where the same exemplary menu is offered for lunch service on Sunday. Six courses, one of which is sweet and another cheese that you can create your own mini menu - for the traditionalists a small plate to start, a bigger plate for main and dessert or cheese to follow. Equally the taster menu enthusiasts can pick a small portion of each and spend a long leisurely lunch with sublime flavours and textures.
I chose three small plates, the mussel and pork belly brochettes with lentil cream, the brill with endive and celeriac then quail with caramelised onion purée and poached pears. Everything was without fault. Still with some room to spare (I have a very healthy appetite) I chose some cheeses to finish and Tipsy Billy was a discovery I will definitely be trying to source.
The wine list was well balanced with offerings for most palates and budgets and was refreshingly European heavy!!
Friends finished with coffee and petit fours which I am reliably informed were top notch.
Not living locally it will be a while before we are able to return but it will be TOP of our list when we do.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Celebrating our wedding anniversary couldn't have been done at a better place!
The food was stunning, I sincerely feel it is one of the best meals I have ever eaten. Every course was delicious and the presentation was exquisite.
The husband and wife team are a delight, lovely people who happy to have a chat and make you feel very welcome.
The service was faultless and entertaining, we can't wait to go back, book though as understandably it get booked up!

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Best food in the universe. No music, fabulous attentive staff and a warm relaxed atmosphere. We will be back.

Thank Lucie G
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

The whole experience at this restaurant was fantastic. Everything on the menu sounded delicious so we had a small portion of everything, like a tasting menu. None of the courses disappointed. The only thing that could have improved the evening was for the chef to come out so we cold thank him personally.

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Thank gmcKent
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food! Beautiful service! We opted to do the full tasting menu and every dish was truly incredible, the quality and presentation was stunning. The wine list was spot on too! Thank you to both the lovely waitresses and hats off to the chef. What a find! As the menu is constantly changing we will certainly be back to experience more mouthwatering delights. Highly recommend.

Thank SJB83London
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