Last rated: 13/06/2014
Cafe, bar, bistro and restaurant - The Mission is a multi-purpose space beside the law courts. Converted from a 19th century chapel, it still features the original splendid stained glass windows. You could easily spend all day here from 11am till late, grazing and sluicing and logging onto the free wi-fi.
The menu is eclectic but unpretentious, and includes appetising numbers such as pork belly with creamy mash and savoy cabbage (£12), roast lamb rump with caramelised red cabbage (£15) and spaghetti carbonara with pancetta or roast mushrooms (£10). Set menus for lunch, dinner and pre-theatre are appealing: from the sample online £14.95 three course set menu in the evening (apart from Friday or Saturday), you might choose smoked mackerel pate on sourdough toast, followed by roast chicken with warm potato and chilli salad classic prawn cocktail, and finish with sticky toffee and clotted cream. There is a broad range of cocktails, beer and wine. Note it’s a popular spot for large parties, especially at the weekend, and can get noisy.