16 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower
Revisited this small family style bistro with a group of ex-colleagues after many years and discovered that not only has their décor changed but many more new dishes have been added! They've also boosted their selection of wines & beers. Brought a bottle along but ended up ordering a very nice bottle of French...a little known Bordeaux label with surprisingly impressive flavours at an equally surprisingly pocket friendly price.
As a group of 6, we ordered a couple of their signature dishes like BBQ Ribs, Salad Honey Mustard, Escargot & Lamb racks and by consensus agreed that standards have not dropped.
For the new we tried their homemade Dukkah which is a dry dip of roasted hazelnuts & seeds with olive oil. This was served with piping hot crusty bread and honestly, I can see myself having this as a light healthy meal! We also had the wings (delicious!), Chicken Parmigiana (tasty, can't go wrong with tomato & cheese) and an incredibly delicious off-menu dish recommended by the lady boss, Earl Grey Tea Prawns. Came presented as a paper parcel on a plain white plate & a small toasted baguette. We were sceptical but when opened, the aroma of tea won us over immediately. The prawns were the sweetest I've ever tasted and within minutes we polished off EVERYTHING! So tempted to go for a repeat order but worries about cholesterol stopped us in time heheh. Finished the meal with a lemon tart & their signature mocha pannacotta (new raspberry flavour but we did not try).
Overall we had a great evening. Service was still warm and personal. The young lady boss recognised us & gave us coffee on the house as we lunched there frequently until our ex-company shifted further West and many of us left.
Very happy that the bistro is still holding on strong after so many years (6 or 7?) despite competition and we think their honest good food at good value & sincere services are what kept them. I see myself coming back very soon with family.