I just finished up some work for one of my old haunts, The Drivers Seat Restaurant in Southampton. Was pleasantly surprised by their newly expanded and beautified bar (I snagged the image from the web site so you can see what I mean). In person it's gorgeous and somehow those extra feet (I have no idea how many?) really opened the place up. Having known the place 6 or 7 years ago as a very popular (packed) place, I was so glad to see all the open space as well as the stylish new decor.
I wondered if anyone here has been there to eat or for cocktails recently. I was there during the morning hours so I didn't get to see the night scene. I do know the food was always very good. When I lived in Southampton, it was one of my favorite places - very comfortable with nice decor and a tasty meal.
Has anyone been there recently? I'd love to hear your experience/impressions.