We excitedly ventured in to the newly opened Corin restaurant at the top of High Street in Bangor tonight. We were enticed by the menu, but this delightful restaurant exceeded our expectations.
First, we were given complimentary home made breads. The wine list was very accessible, with a Saint Helena red and white at only £10 a bottle. Two courses cost £22, 3 courses £27.50. Believe me, you will have 3!!! Included in the price are an amuse bouche - tonight, mushroom in polenta with sweet corn purée- coffee ( freshly brewed Americano) and homemade petit fours ( drool!!! Whiskey fudge and mint choc truffles). Starters include seared scallops with cumin velouté, grilled mackerel with fennel and apple, confit duck etc and mains include slow braised lamb with rosemary potato cakes and hake with crab crushed potato and brown shrimp. Delicious. Beautifully presented. Fresh vegetables as a side dish. Quantities are perfect- not huge portions, but plenty, and each mouthful a delight. Desserts...oh yes!!! Tarte tartin with cinnamon ice cream, caramelised oat, whiskey and honey parfait with raspberry coulis...even chocolate fondant and vodka pannacotta. Really stunning.
We chatted to the chef afterwards and he is a darling!! And a GP by day! Front of house staff were welcoming, pleasant and efficient.
This is the restaurant Bangor has been waiting for.
I would rather save up all month and go here than have a cheap carry out meal once a week.
We will be back as soon as we can.
But be warned, this was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was full, so book in plenty of time.
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