Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Hand & Flowers | Food

Eating out is a great hobby of my husband & I. We love exploring new places, new foods & spending our time eating out but this can sometimes come with a hefty price tag.

We have been waiting to be able to visit Tom Kerridge's 'The Hand & Flowers' for a while now & so I was pleasantly surprised to find that a part of my birthday present this year was for us to take that trip.

We were booked in on a Sunday which only meant one thing. A Sunday roast. Actually, the BEST Sunday roast.

Having scoured the menu as soon as I'd been seated, I decided to have the salt baked swede & haggis tart with crispy lamb & "chantilly de chèvre"

To say it had haggis & was a pastry based started, it was surprisingly light. It was beautifully rich & perfect for an autumnal Sunday.

Stephen however opted for the crispy pig’s head with pickled pineapple, sage & onion purée, pancetta & crackling. I'm not going to lie, I did have slight food envy when I first saw this beauty & rightly so. It was so tender & tasty but extremely rich. I wouldn't have been able to eat that & my next course.

For main course, we both ended up choosing the same dish. The roast beef Sunday dinner better known as treacle cured chateaubriand of stokes marsh farm beef with yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes & red wine sauce. It was truly divine! Honestly, I have never known beef to melt in my mouth as this did. The potatoes were beautifully crispy & fluffy & all of the vegetables tasted mighty fine as well.

Unfortunately, we were too stuffed to even attempt a pudding but I definitely want to head back again some time soon!

One of the best bits of this meal was knowing that we were able to eat a michellin starred meal for a reasonable price. Don't get me wrong, it was no local pub price but a hell of a lot more reasonable than your average fine dining meal.

I can honestly say I would recommend this to anyone. Whether you're just wanting a special Sunday roast or wanting to celebrate a loved ones birthday, you'll leave feeling full & content. 

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