This was a pre-Christmas lunch with some friends that we don’t get to see very often, so it really wasn’t about the food, more about the company! We had to finish up early, so we arrived before they had actually opened, which wasn’t a problem, we just hung around and waited. When we got inside and sat down, we ordered a garlic bread and a cheese bread to start – as I have said before, these are the pizza type breads and I am not usually a fan, but these ones were pretty good – better than I have had before. For mains I opted for the penne arabiatta and Martin had the risotto. I considered the risotto, but it had kidney beans in it which made it sound a little too weird for me! I was asked if I wanted parmesan cheese when I ordered and the pasta came out with the cheese on top – hooray! The food was ok, I have said before that the arabiatta is not that spicy, but it is fine. We also had dessert – I had the usual chocolate mousse and Martin had a chocolate panna cotta tart thing which was a little less inspired than its description. All in all, not a horrible meal – it was certainly nice to catch up with our friends!