Meal at The Woodspeen

Meal at The Woodspeen

at The Woodspeen on 10 May 2016
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Another wonderful find as I happened to be passing in between work places.  This restaurant has been open since 2014 and has been beautifully designed with its open face kitchen and light, open spaces / high ceiling.  An extensive dining area outside is available for the summer season and I was looked after very well throughout the meal.  The Windmill theatre is a short distance away hence the pre-theatre menu which was superb value for money (£19 for 2 courses, £25 for three).  A very good option if you happen to be anywhere near.

A lovely pepper hummus dip was brought with bread which I have not seen until now and was simple and perfect as a chilled and more interesting addition than the butter for the bread (I thought the butter was slightly oily and had the feel of margarine as butters go).  The subtle garlic soup was creamy and a little plain which I was slightly worried about at the start, however the saltiness and oil from the olives cut right in to it perfectly and was a lovely starter.

A lovely pepper hummus dip was brought with bread which I have not seen until now and was simple and perfect as a chilled and more interesting addition than the butter for the bread (I thought the butter was slightly oily and had the feel of margarine as butters go).  The subtle garlic soup was creamy and a little plain which I was slightly worried about at the start, however the saltiness and oil from the olives cut right in to it perfectly and was a lovely starter.

The pork main was again really good with gorgeous black pudding and sauce to accompany – if I had one niggle other than the butter I would have personally preferrred to have crackling on top of the pork but the quality of the pig was not in question at all as was highly suculent.  And finally, the corn brûlée with milk sorbet and frosted flakes was a fun way of presenting and about as good as you can get as a brûlée – perfectly eggy but soft and warm at the same time with a thin layer of sugar so you are not breaking your teeth trying to get through it.

It finished off what I can only describe as a superb drop in meal finishing at roughly 8pm and making me leave with a huge grin all round as it was a case of 3 out of 3 great courses and all for £25 at michelin starred level I think makes this an absolute keeper and a no brainer if you are anywhere near the area.

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8 / 10

The Woodpseen

Interior (1)

Interior (2)

The kitchen

Table decor

The evening’s menu

Pepper hummus and butter for home made bread

Garlic soup (pre)

Garlic soup (complete – with lamb and crushed olives)

Pork Belly

Corn crème brûlée

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