Meal at Turners @ 69

Meal at Turners @ 69

at Tiffin harborne on 19 October 2016
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This was a delightful meal.  The interior looks quite formal and perhaps more unique in its Student town surroundings, therefore I would say it is perfectly suited to evening and more romantic occasions rather than others but foodies will be happy here whatever the time of day.  A pleasure to try this restaurant which also revealed a very reasonable set menu at lunch as well if you wanted to do a more economic ‘reconnaissance’ before deciding whether to splash out on a full blown evening dinner.

The flavours first and foremost were absolutely marvellous on everything I tried from the bacon bread onwards.  The duck liver parfait on chicken skin may not have been the most calorie free but was among the best I have ever had with its lovely maderia gel and smoothness of texture.  The smoked haddock velouté was superb and the clever grouse wellington for one was very reasonable for £20 I thought as a main (most mains let alone an in season ingredient will be minimum £20-30 in Michelin starred restaurants) and had a delicious pine emulsion to go with it.  So much so that with the jus, even I, a sauce freak had an almost overdose of sauce and did not really need the bread sauce in the end, but was nice to have even if I would have preferred this to being slightly more lumpy rather than puree in texture.

The flavours first and foremost were absolutely marvellous on everything I tried from the bacon bread onwards.  The duck liver parfait on chicken skin may not have been the most calorie free but was among the best I have ever had with its lovely maderia gel and smoothness of texture.  The smoked haddock velouté was superb and the clever grouse wellington for one was very reasonable for £20 I thought as a main (most mains let alone an in season ingredient will be minimum £20-30 in Michelin starred restaurants) and had a delicious pine emulsion to go with it.  So much so that with the jus, even I, a sauce freak had an almost overdose of sauce and did not really need the bread sauce in the end, but was nice to have even if I would have preferred this to being slightly more lumpy rather than puree in texture.

Simple sides accompanied the meal which almost had French richness akin to Le Gavroche so I would recommend an appointment with the gym before or after a visit to Turners but what’s life for if you can’t indulge every so on?

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8 / 10

Bacon breads

Haddock scotch egg and velouté

Duck liver parfait with broche and chicken skin

Grouse Wellington

Fillet steak

Peas and ham

Beans with remoulade and salad dressing

Additional bread sauce

Petit fours and tea