I love the idea of an original victorian chop house serving traditional dishes. The building certainly did not disappoint as it packed full of fantastic original features and details. The wine list was good and the waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable. The food though just left me a bit underwhelmed. I like steak puddings and fortunately my partner ordered one and shared some. The filling was generous and fantastic in terms of both taste and texture. The suet pastry however was very dull being heavy, dry and thick. The chips though were excellent.
I was tempted by the famous corned beef hash. I have to say that I thoughtthat the texture with the potatoes incorporated saved it from being claggy and depth of flavour was really very good. Unfotunately, it was only just warm and for the money I thought it was a little on the expensive side but that might just me and my memories of huge plates of beef hash served when I was a child.
In reality I think my expectation spoiled the experience when it did not quite live up to it. Would I go again? probably, where else do you get beef hash and steak pudding served in such surroundings? plus, it may be just that little better next time.
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