It was our anniversary and also the day of Andy Murray's final at Wimbledon, when we visited the Millhouse Restaurant at the Cambridge Quy Mill Hotel and considering that the hotel boasts two AA-Rosettes, we were rather surprised to find it nearly empty.
Quite why, beggars belief! My wife and I enjoyed a very tasty Treacle Cured Salmon for starters and our son plumped for the Ham Hock Terrine - both were exceptionally good! Mains saw the others enjoy pan-fried cod with new potatoes, whilst I went for the traditional roast; lamb, it was this week. The fish was cooked to perfection and I have to say that my little lamb gave up its life most honourably, to provide one of the tastiest roast lamb dinners that I have eaten for many a long year. Vegetables (included) were copious and many went back to the kitchen untouched, so parsimony is not a feature of this eatery! Dessert saw my wife and I enjoying mint poached strawberries with a prosecco syllabub, whilst our son went for the chocolate brownie and home-made icecream (well, he is only 12!) Both were absolutely delectable.
The wine list is eminently affordable, with the most expensive offering locking in at £65 (in so many AA-rosetted restaurants, you can often find wine priced in the stratosphere) but here the list had been carefully thought through and most tastes would be satisfied... as it was summer, we went for the Italian Rose at a very good value £19 a bottle! My one quibble was that I almost had to beg to see the winelist... asking for it four times seemed a tad excessive!
I have to say, there are few restaurants where I can find a menu where not a single dish is unappealing, but this was the case here... if I were a glutton, I could easily have enjoyed every single item on the menu and this did rather make the choice difficult - but we all left well sated and pleasantly replete to listen to Andy Murray's triumph on Radio 5 Live in the car on the way home!
A perfect summer's Sunday lunch!
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