|Rabbit Loin with Rabbit Leg Pastille|
We were given some warm homemade bread, fragrant with fennel seeds, and olives to snack on while we looked at the menus. There were lots of appealing options on the relatively compact menu, containing six mains and five starters and puddings. We both decided to skip starters and head straight for the main courses.
I had the Rabbit Loin and Bacon with Rabbit Leg Pastille, Mustard & Honey Glazed Chantelle Carrots. The rabbit loin came topped with a piece of black pudding that was full of flaovur and not too rich. The rabbit leg came wrapped in filo pastry that also hid some couscous inside.
The dish looked great and streaks of mustard hiding under the jus added a bite to the whole dish. I would have enjoyed a bit more mustard and a little pot on the side would have gone down well.
|Harissa Roast South Down Lamb Rump|
Our mains were accompanied by a couple of glasses of the Minervois La Touge from Chateau Maris, which was a great recommendation from the wine list.
|Hot Chocolate Fondant with Vanilla Ice Cream|
There wasn't quite the same reaction as when I originally proposed, but I am happy to report the answer hadn't changed!
The service throughout the evening was friendly, knowledgeable and excellent conspirators in helping me organise a little surprise. At £30 for two courses and £36 for three I also think it represents great value for the standard of food and service that you get.
560 Garratt Lane