The Newbury June 2013

Terrine of pork rillette with red onion jam and sourdough toast
Terrine of pork rillette with red onion jam and sourdough toast

This was an interesting dish, the cornichons and red onion jam were a lovely addition to what was quite a chunky rillette. One of the wonderful things about The Newbury is that they make their own bread which is wonderful. It is great to have a good quality dining place in the middle of Newbury and I am grateful for that.

Hand picked Portland crab meat and fennel salad with Bloody Mary dressing
Hand picked Portland crab meat and fennel salad with Bloody Mary dressing

I am not a huge crab eater but I have to admit that this gave me plate envy. The presentation was wonderful and it tasted great.

Kitchen, home made bread and an amazing cheese board
Kitchen, home made bread and an amazing cheese board

Proof that The Newbury does indeed not only make its own bread but also has a brilliant cheese board. They really do look out for quality.

Beer battered haddock, chips, bashed peas and tartare sauce
Beer battered haddock, chips, bashed peas and tartare sauce

There are a few dishes that I will always try because they are great to compare, haddock and chips, steak, pie and pate. This compared well with a light and crispy batter, crunchy chips and a great tartare sauce.

Whole Roasted poussin, fondant potato, chantenay carrots, green olives and cumin
Whole Roasted poussin, fondant potato, chantenay carrots, green olives and cumin

This was superb, the poussin was marvellous even if you do feel like you are murdering a tiny baby with each mouthful. The sauce was rich and delicious and the fondant potato is my favourite potato dish ever and was executed perfectly.

All round a great meal and well worth a visit. We paid for our own food, full price even though there is an offer for businesses to get 15% off at lunch time if you show your business card.

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