Last night, we went to a quieter restaurant. Yes, for the entire evening, we were the only diners.
The Cabinet at Reed is a nice place. The food is good, the atmosphere is really quite nice (allowing for a complete lack of anyone else apart from the staff), and best of all, it's much closer than the Tickell Arms, being less than three miles away, and thus within sane taxi distance.
The only problem is that the village of Reed is perpetually shrouded in fog. I could accept that a week or so ago, when I made my first explorations of the area. At that point, the entire country was fog bound. On the second trip, on Christmas Eve, it was still foggy. But I indulgently put that down to a rural tradition of being a little behind the times. But last night, the whole area was clear, until we entered the village, and fog started blowing around us.
Is this place twinned with Innsmouth? Is that why there is no calamari on the menu?