As the previewed food was on the house, I won't review it as such, (it was a trial run and not open to the public), but I will cheat a bit and say that the quality of the beef especially was really superb, some of the best we've had in the UK. Northcote head Chef Nigel Haworth was in the kitchen on our visit. The only thing I wasn't especially inspired by was the main menu itself, there wasn't a lot on it that really excited me, but I guess experience tells them what sells. I'd just loved to have seen some slightly less obvious dishes; beef cheek, pork belly perhaps, (although these are quite common now), just some different stuff to the usual steaks etc. However the quality of the produce was self evident on our visit and we left very happy indeed...just one thing, we needed more gravy, one tiny jug is never going to do for pigs like us.
|Angus Beef Tartare, Cauliflower & Horseradish, Roast Marrowbone, Sourdough Toast.|
|21 day aged Roast Rump of Beef, Yorkshire pudding, Roast potatoes, mash, seasonal veg, shallots, gravy.|