|Salt-baked Beetroot with Goats Cheese|
|Mussels in Bloody Mary sauce with nice bread|
|Fish Pie with Parmesan Mash|
|Venison with Shallots, Mushrooms, Mash|
My starter was an unusual way to have mussels - hot but without shells in a tomato sauce. Very nice.
Mary often orders Fish Pie in restaurants. It is usually a let down (I don't know why she still does it) but this one wasn't.
My main was a very rare but rather tough piece of venison. The standard dinner knife supplied was not very useful; my struggle to cut with it was a waste of energy. I requested a sharper knife, which cut through it without difficulty. It was a perfect demonstration of the importance of cutlery. With the wrong implement this was a poor dish. With the right knife it was fine. The gravy and accompaniments were lovely.
I had wanted to try the Millionaire's Shortbread since Mary had it a while ago. It comes as a chocolate sphere perched on shortbread crumbs, then a jug of hot toffee sauce is poured over it, so the sphere melts away.
Another great meal in one of our favourite places.