Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Reviews and Food Musings


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 musings on food with you.

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Sir Charles Napier - Updated

50 Southover Street
East Sussex

Tel: 01273 601 413

Since my last mention of the Sir Charles Napier, in July 2012, the pub has changed hands and changed chef.

A belated, but warm welcome to Landlord Daniel and Chef Lee who took over in Q3 2012.

I am happy to state that the ambiance, warm welcoming atmosphere of the pub and food served is still of a high standard.

Lee's menu, which includes fish, steak, pies etc changes on a regular basis. However, one staple that is his trade mark is the most excellent steamed bacon pudding (cubes of bacon wrapped within a suet pudding) served with crushed potatoes and vegetables. A most excellent dish, tasty, hearty and warming; ideal for these cold winter days!

Also of particular merit are the chicken goujons served with a lightly spicy sauce.

Local pubs, when they are well run deserve to be supported by the local communities which they serve. The Sir Charles Napier is one such pub; go there for a drink and meal, you won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Burger Off!

The next time you are unwise enough to buy a ready made burgers, pies, curries etc from a supermarket, make sure that you are 100% certain which hapless animal was slaughtered to provide the meat for the product.

The BBC reports that horse DNA has been found in some beefburgers being sold in UK and Irish supermarkets, the Republic of Ireland's food safety authority (FSAI) has said.

The FSAI said the meat came from two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and the Dalepak Hambleton plant in Yorkshire.

It said there was no risk to health.

The burgers were on sale in Tesco and Iceland in the UK and Ireland. In the Republic of Ireland they were on sale in Dunnes Stores, Lidl and Aldi.

The FSAI said the retailers stated that they were removing all implicated batches of the burgers.

A total of 27 products were analysed, with 10 of them containing horse DNA and 23 containing pig DNA.

Horsemeat accounted for approximately 29% of the meat content in one sample from Tesco.

In addition, 31 beef meal products, including cottage pie, beef curry pie and lasagne, were analysed, of which 21 tested positive for pig DNA.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

KFC Battered By Chicken Brain/Kidney Photo

A picture of a chicken brain/kidney found in a KFC meal in Colchester, and posted on the Facebook account of Ibrahim Langoo, has gone viral and undone millions of dollars of advertising spend by KFC over the last few months.

As ever, one bad impression of an eatery can override many good ones.