Ok first things first. I walked past this place a couple of times during my stay in Hitchin and no you will never know why I am here! It is a lovely little place on the Bridge (quelle surprise!) and I checked out the menu and loved it. Unfortunately I looked on Monday and it wasn’t open and, dear reader, you know I don’t do delayed satisfaction in any way shape or form so I was seriously disappointed. However the wait was well worth it. They have a great £20 three course menu and I couldn’t even manage the pudding as the portions were so generous. I don’t know why I am embarrassed that I have prawn cocktail, I guess it is a retro choice, that makes it sound better. There were a lot of prawns and the sauce was so nice I actually dived into the bread basket (3 different sorts) to mop the sauce up. Nicely presented and I always like the touch of lemon, an easy thing to forget. Tap water was happily provided (plus point as you know dear reader).
Sorry I cant remember the three different sorts of bread but they were all delicious, I tried them for you dear readers
A lot of prawns and the necessary lemon
Steak cooked to my liking so very good. Additions of mushroom, onion and tomato.
Loved the fact that was a choice of potatoes and the sautéed were just perfect with the steak, it also came with a delicious pepper sauce and the salad was excellent, it had red onion in it which I love
I accept that this makes Kevin, the owner, look like a London gangster but please believe me when I say that he was utterly delightful. He was going to politely leave me to enjoy the food but acquiesced when I asked him to stay and talk to me. He is a Londoner with a lot of stories and was an absolute joy to listen to. I feel a bit guilty that I took up all his time but he was great fun with a great passion for life. I also liked that he was happy to promote other restaurants so expect a new blog soon.
This is such an an amazing deal, so often with these deals you dont actually want anything on the menu but I had a problem choosing. In fact right now I want the spotted dick with custard, you never see that anywhere.
The other menu, apparently the Beef Wellington has its own fan club but i would really struggle choosing. Would I return? Like a shot if they would ever have me back bearing in mind I forgot to pay!!
Me wearing my signature blogging hat