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Summary

“There is nowhere better in the North West” than Marc Williamson’s “very special” 12-seater on the fringe of Birkenhead. “Very much a labour of the chef’s love, it is unique and hard to compare as his talent is invested into every conceivable aspect of the experience”. “It’s a fantastic effort all around, the music, the ambience; staff who are excellent, attentive, friendly and professional; but the best is the food, with exceptional taste and flavours”. And it has “a brilliant wine list – exciting and well priced – for a small restaurant” too.

£112
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Mark Wilkinson seems to be taking the cuisine to another level” at his “small but perfectly formed” 12-cover foodie Mecca, on the fringe of Birkenhead. His “dazzling, flavour-packed and perfect” dishes are married with “playful” décor and “superb and attentive” service. “Hard to get a booking, but worth the hassle!”

£109
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“It’s impossible to book” nowadays at Marc Wilkinson’s “one-of-a-kind” (and fairly small) Wirral dining room (perhaps something to do with his success last year, when he topped our Top-100 UK Restaurants?) “You should keep trying though as you won’t be disappointed”“brilliant dish follows brilliant dish” from “an amazing menu full of surprises”.

£109
Exceptional
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Mark Wilkinson is a brilliant one-of-a-kind”, and his “marvellous”, “artful” cuisine made this “serene” but unshowy Wirral dining room this year’s UK’s No. 1 in the survey; “in Tour de France parlance, «hors catégorie!»”.

£90
Exceptional
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
8.30 pm, Sun 7 pm
14
11 Rose Mount, Oxton, CH43 5SG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday7 pm-9:30 pm
Thursday7 pm-9:30 pm
Friday12 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9:30 pm

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