Today is our first wedding anniversary, so we decided to head into town and try Beef and Pudding a try. You might think it a strange choice for a vegetarian, but read on!
On arrival we were greeted and shown to our table by friendly and attentive staff (attentive without being intrusive I might add – thanks Lauren!). As soon as we sat down we noticed the mix of decor, the tiled walls, the mix of unusual light fittings, and the raw, industrial ceiling, all fitting neatly together.
Neither of us has huge appetites so we headed straight to the main course (as tempting as the starters looked!)
I had the goats cheese, pickled onion and beef tomato tart. Forget about those onions you buy in a jar, this mix of sweet, acidic and richness was perfectly balanced on a bed of puff pastry. In 25 years of vegetarian, I think I have a new number one dish.
Hubby had the pudding, a rich suet pudding filled with gristle free beef and melt in the mouth pastry served on a bed of mash with a velvet gravy. There was a decent choice of beers and ales too, which went down a treat with our meal.
Our only regret is being too full to attempt one of their desserts.
A main course and a drink came in at £16.50 per head, and to sum the whole dining experience up in one word? Delightful.
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Update 23rd December 2015
Well since I wrote the original blog post about Beef & Pudding, it’s since become our restaurant of choice for any special occasion.
We don’t eat out often, so when we do we want to know we’re getting the quality and service we’re paying for. Beef and Pudding has yet to disappoint us and we continue to enjoy their fine beer, food and of course service.