We booked the Stagg on good recommendations from a number of friends, so arrived with high expectations. However this meal, though good in parts, did not live up to them. Some of our starters were good, but the scallops, though dramatically presented on a bed of hot stones, were not that special or tasteful. Crab and sweetbread starters were enjoyed by our table though, as were the lamb sweetbreads. My main was duck, which arrived cool. it went back to be reheated, which meant that the vegetables were soggy and overlooked. The crispy potatoes did not arrive, and were cold when they did. Other diners found the pork belly not well enough cooked, with too much fat and not enough crispy crackling. The steak was enjoyed though.
Puddings were better. However the three mini creme brûlée dessert might have been more interesting if it had been served as two creme brûlées with something crunchy to go with it.
We were hoping for a special evening, it was a family reunion, but I'm afraid this restaurant did not quite live up to our expectations.
- Also Known As:
- The Stagg Hotel Titley
- The Stagg Inn Titley, Herefordshire