Cullen skink and halloumi, orange and rocket salad to start was followed by roast rump
of new season lamb with ratatouille and crushed new potatoes, and seabass fillet, served with sauteed potatoes, baby caper, blushed tomato and tarragon salsa.
For the main you can choose from stuffed breast of corn fed chicken, panfried seabass, slow roast rump
of lamb, grilled 10oz sirloin steak or courgette, pea and mint risotto.
Main - Roast rump
of Borders lamb with a haggis croquette, mixed beans in a natural jus.
Meanwhile the lady I lunched with had the roast rump
of Welsh black beef with hotpot potatoes.
My partner had opted for roast rump
of lamb with Lyonnnaise potatoes,cherry tomatoes and minted hollandaise (pounds 14.50).He enjoyed his meal but wasn't quite as bowled over as he had been with the starter (which was more a reflection of the quality of that than any lack of in the main course).
Wines from Frome Valley, HerefordshireWIDE APPEAL: ham hock terrineTWIST: scallops and black puddingHOT STUFF: lamb kebabFAVOURITE: faggotsIMPORT: lamb Balti with Indian breadTRADITIONAL: lamb fillet shepherd's pieBLEND: oak cake with bacon and cheeseTASTY: pork with grouty faggotFRUITY: apple and frangipane tartTANGY: lemon cheesecakeMEATY: jerk pork, rice and peasBEEFY: roast rump
and braised oxtailHEAVENLY: Coventry God cakesSIMPLE: sausage with mustard mashWhat Midland dish do YOU think Tony should tuck into?
Diners can expect starters such as hickory smoked baby back ribs, rillettes of duck with green peppercorn and seared sea scallops with black pudding, and mains including roast rump
of lamb a la Dijonnaise, roast chicken a la forestiere, and fried haddock and triple cooked chips.
"Delicious food there." There are vegetarian dishes on his menu, which is mostly made up of steaks and dishes like shepherd's pie, roast pork belly, chicken Kiev and roast rump
of lamb, and he is determined to keep the food simple, affordable and high quality.
The menu has Scottish Buccleuch beef steaks, which are aged for 35 days, when the flavour of the meat is at its best, roast rump
of lamb with cockles, Mr Lamb's shepherd's pie and more.
For mains, there's sea bass instead of salmon, and an additional option of roast rump
of lamb with charred aubergine, confit cannelloni, dried tomato, feta and olive.
We went for roast rump
of beef (perfectly cooked) with onions and delicious bone marrow (PS16), and pappardelle pasta with wild mushrooms and sage (PS12).