For me, Sundays can be hard. The weekend is almost over and if you don’t make the most of your last day by relaxing in a cool pub with a roast dinner then you may as well set your Monday alarm now. I love indulging in this great English tradition and it’s a chance to catch up with friends, or in this case treat my other half so he doesn’t have to slave in the kitchen.
The value of 3 courses at Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen seemed too good to be true, so one lazy Sunday we decided to check it out.
To start we fancied something light and the chicken Caesar was a perfect sharing size. It was beautifully presented, like no other salad I’ve ever seen. Cute baby gem lettuce was dotted around grilled corn-fed chicken, paper thin rye croutons and an amazing creamy Caesar dressing.
In contrast to the healthy salad we spoilt ourselves with some pork belly bites. Wow these were incredible, I would highly recommend. The sticky toffee glaze was so moreish I wish we had ordered 2 portions but I knew the mains were coming and I have an ‘eyes bigger than my belly’ bad habit.
Mike went for the traditional fish and chips which was lightly battered in British pale ale and dominated most of the plate. Alongside were minted crushed peas, anchovy tartare and a tower of triple-cooked chips. He was more than happy and finished every bite.
I simply had to go for the beef sirloin roast dinner which came with all the trimmings. The portion was huge, to my (greedy) delight, I couldn’t wait to dig in. The juicy slices of beef were absolutely delicious, covered in a horseradish jus. I was spoilt for choice with the sides, colourful vegetables and 2 homemade Yorkies were just heaven on a plate. A glass of red wine accompanied my dish perfectly.
We were too stuffed to manage a pudding. It was quite heart-breaking. As we left I saw a portion of the banana mille feuille come out of the kitchen and it looked absolutely scrumptious. Sadly, it was too late (and embarrassing) to run back and ask them to box me something to take home. Next time I’ll be more prepared.
We had a lovely relaxing afternoon at Lady Abercorn’s. The team are really welcoming and the food was top notch served in an informal but still grand setting. I could have picked everything from the special weekend menu but at least it gives me a good reason to return.