Ths lovely classic building with a decor of wood and sandstone traded as Restaurant Balzac for years before morphing briefly into Montpellier Public House under the same chef/owner, then closing. It's now re-opened as casual diner and bistro called The Cook House with expansive bar area, lounge and dining spaces. It's rustic with wooden tables and a mixed collection of chairs, some more comfortable than others. Cutlery and water appears once you're settled in. The menu is a grab that covers snacks through to full meals - interesting but not adventurous. It's early days yet but one thing of note: it has the best value wine list I've seen in years, with mark-ups based well-and-truly in the past.