Hugely impressed with an exquisite mother’s day lunch in this charming little restaurant with rooms situated on the edge of the National Trust village of Allerford. The food was wonderful, the seats very comfortable, and the whole experience enhanced by the striking decor which perfectly complements the beautiful old building, parts of which we were told date back to the 15th century.
As always the hosts made the occasion special with graceful service and an exceptionally high standard of food prepared by young chef Garath Pickles who turned what could have been an ordinary roast dinner into something very special. Tenderest of lamb with an apricot and cumin stuffing and roast beef were served with an extensive range of unusual and perfectly cooked roasted vegetables. Throughout the meal, seasoning and flavourings were expertly judged and for the first time ever I found myself enjoying a portion of red cabbage, a vegetable which I normally detest because so full of vinegar. Mum was thrilled with the mother’s day message incorporated into the decoration of her panacotta dessert and delighted with the gift of macaroons which she took home with her.
Wonderful - from the pastry based little snacks offered with the aperitif in the comfort of arm chairs and sofas at the start of the visit, to the after-dinner coffee and home made treats at the end. Helpings were generous and the puddings sumptuous. This place just gets better and better; would very highly recommend a visit.
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