Restaurant Review - Nova Restaurant, Heswall

PUBLISHED: 00:07 20 May 2013 | UPDATED: 18:10 21 May 2014

One of the dishes at Nova, where the menu changes regularly to feature the best seasonal produce

One of the dishes at Nova, where the menu changes regularly to feature the best seasonal produce

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STYLE OF VENUE

Bijou brilliance! Nova is a neighbourhood restaurant in a former shop offering innovative, flavoursome food in a smart setting. It’s owned by Nova’s chef Moyo Benson, and his wife, Jana.

ON THE MENU

The menu changes often as there’s a concentration on seasonal, local produce. We enjoyed the Saturday lunch menu: three courses for £15 or two for £12! I had pear tart, celeriac and goats’ cheese. It was exceptional. My companion was impressed by smoked haddock fish cake with beetroot. For mains he raved about ‘Take on Goulash’ which involved neck of pork, cabbage, roasted mushroom and root vegetables. My pan fried cod loin, puy lentils, onion and radish was so superb I told Jana they should charge more. Mention must be made of the bread, included in the price, made on the premises. We had bread rolls with cranberry. I’d return for that alone. Desserts: I opted for lemon meringues with lemon curd and panacotta. Yum. Paul wolfed down roasted pear, date cake and bay leaf ice cream. He declared it ‘exquisite’. Coffee and petit four were of a similarly high standard There’s also a decent wine list.

DECOR and AMBIENCE

Classy, modern and relaxing. Soft lighting, dark wood, plain walls adorned by original artwork, striped velvety high-backed chairs.

SERVICE

Excellent: prompt and friendly.

COST

Our superb three courses with a bottle of wine, coffees and petit four came to a total of £55.

Nova Restaurant

68 Pensby Road, Heswall

Wirral, CH60 7RE

Tel 0151 342 9959

www.novarestaurant.com



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