Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Reviews

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Fed up with celebrity chefs drizzling sauces over undercooked pieces of meat? I am!

I regularly dine out and am happy to share my restaurant experiences, and views on food, with you.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Sir Charles Napier

My compliments to the Sir Charles Napier pub of Southover Street on their recently expanded food menu.

Alongside their homemade pizzas (genuinely homemade) and locally sourced sausages and mash (a very nice dish), they have added a variety of hamburgers and a Rogan Josh curry with rice and garlic bread.

I had the Rogan Josh last night, and it was pretty decent in both taste and portion size. Eva had the Carne Misti pizza (tomato, Mozzarella, Parma Ham, pepperoni, spiced beef, spiced pork), the topping of which was flavoursome and generous sitting atop a light base (a welcome change from the stodgy rubber like creations of other establishments).

The pub itself is very friendly and has a lot of character in the true "traditional English pub style".

It is well worth a visit.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Cafe Rouge - Ou Est Le Demi-Poulet?

On a visit to Cafe Rouge last night I was very disappointed to discover that my favourite dish (which they did very well), the demi-poulet (half a chicken), is no longer on the menu.

Come on Cafe Rouge, bring back the demi-poulet!

Note: Cote serve a most excellent half chargrilled "Breton" chicken (corn fed chicken from Languidic in the north of France). Therefore, in future, whenever I fancy French I will be dining in Cote.