As you know, the two of us love going on food adventures whenever we travel, so it was no surprise that I spotted this but what really caught my eye was that they were adopting a 70s theme and giving all these classic 70s dishes a modern twist! Our timing was a lil tight as they only open Tuesday to Saturday and we were due to arrive Sunday night and leave Tuesday afternoon. But I was determined to make it happen so I emailed them and we got in for Tuesday lunch! I was sooo excited!
We managed to squeeze in Matt too as we didn’t know but he had gotten that day off! Ryan and Matt were quite excited at the menu, which was quite surprising as neither of them grew up in the 70s but they’d heard of the a lot of the dishes before and knew what they were.
This was mine and the only alcoholic drink on the table. I don’t usually drink but I couldn’t help myself since it was Pimms (such an English drink) with a 70s modern twist! 🙂
Ryan had been looking forward to this dish ever since I showed him the website! The two of them loved it – Ryan just that lil bit more, I think. So much so that he got another one when we visited Borough Market in London and another one from Marks and Spencer for lunch before our flight home.
I don’t normally get soup whenever I see it on the menu. I don’t know… soup to me feels more like something you have at home but with all the 70s theme going on, I figured I might as well see if there is anything different to the way they do their soup. Sounds crazy I know… how different can soup get?? Funnily enough, apart from pumpkin soup which we can find in abundance in Australia, I’ve never had any other soup like that before and I enjoyed every bit of it. I think it’s the perfect winter soup to warm you up on a cold winter’s night. Might just try to make some myself this winter! Yee ha!
They weren’t serving the Confit duck leg in an orange sauce served with dauphinoise potatoes which I had my heart on having so instead, I went for its alternative, Steak & ale pie served with mustard mashed potatoes.
Ryan picked the Chicken kiev with garlic butter served with a parsley and cheese mash…
and Matt had the Poached salmon with a rich, warm Hollandaise sauce with buttered Jersey royal potatoes.
We were all pretty pleased with what we picked and we polished everything off. Two courses and we were again full! Definitely did not expect such big servings with everything! I’m a light drinker too, so usually a sip of any alcoholic drink and I’m all woozy. That day, I did not get drunk one bit and it had to be all the food soaking up the alcohol. They were quite big servings and we still had desserts to go.
I’d not heard of Baked Alaska until that day so just in case you’ve never heard of it either, here’s a Wikipedia description, ..”dessert made of ice cream placed in a pie dish lined with slices of sponge cake or Christmas pudding and topped with meringue. The entire dessert is then placed in an extremely hot oven for just long enough to firm the meringue.“
Loved the meringue and the cold ice cream inside and the sponge cake!!