A few Sundays ago, we planned to get out into the country and go for a hearty Sunday lunch. Now despite being foodies, going out for sunday lunch is not something we often do for two reasons. 1 – Sunday is generally our collapse and chill out day of the week, and 2 – we’ve rarely found a roast that rivals the cooking of either our own or my Mum and Dads! Never the less I was looking forward to a break in tradition and getting a breath of fresh wintery Sunday air.
When we arrived the staff we really welcoming, friendly and helpful. Only opened relatively recently, the staff were keen to chat about the place and their vision and also about their flagship in Birmingham which we have been to a couple of times. I thought the decor of the place was gorgeous; rustic and welcoming, but with a touch of class and refinement. A place I would gladly while away the hours eating and drinking with family and friends.
On a Sunday, there was only one menu available, so don’t go over on a Sunday expecting the normal A La Carte. But this suited us fine. There were several starter choices and a good selection of Roasts.
For starter we both had the Chicken Liver Parfait, Fig Chutney and toasted Brioche. I felt the livers in the parfait had been a tad over cooked as the pate lacked any kind of pinkness, but the taste was pleasant and went well with a really tangy fig chutney and melt in the mouth brioche bread.
Roast wise, Lee went for Sirloin of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, while I had Roast Saddle of Lamb stuffed with Rosemary and Red Onion. The roasts came with a huge selection of vegetables perfect for winter, including braised red cabbage (my favourite), roasted parsnips, carrot mash, cauliflower and broccoli cheese and a large mound of potatoes. There was more than you could ever eat but it was all really good. None of the veg was over done, and it was all seasoned well and flavoursome. My only one comment about my lamb was that it was particularly fatty, which is the cut of meat and not the chefs fault, but it could have been crisped up a bit more for my liking. The beef was superb, thickly cut and nicely pink, just the way it should be.
We had no room at all for dessert, which was a pity as I really liked the sound of the Peach and Basil Cobbler, but hopefully will get back over one night time to try our their A La Carte menu, so may try these then!
We really enjoyed Sunday lunch and came away feeling satisfied and replete. Highly recommended and would be perfect after a lovely countryside walk.
Disclosure: We paid for our own meal, and all opinions expressed are honest and our own