Spring Menu At The Horse And Jockey
The Table Table restaurants have released a new menu in time for spring.
When I was invited to go and review it at one of the local branches, I couldn't say no!
We went yesterday evening after Stuart had finished work and Blake had fun spending time
with his Granny and Grandpa at home.
The Horse and Jockey is situated just off the A5. It is easy to find and has a large car park,
which I happened to noticed also had some disabled parking as well.
Horse and Jockey are close to Dunstable Downs & Whipsnade Zoo, so they are perfectly placed for family days out. The garden looks like the ideal spot for a bite to eat during the summer months.
We actually arrived earlier than the table was booked for as we had chosen the table to be booked for 6:30 pm just in case of rush hour traffic.
We went in and told them that we had a reservation but we were early, however they were more than happy to show us to our table and let us order.
We got to sit at a table that was looking out the window so that we had the view of the road and countryside.
Once we were seated we asked to have a look at the wine menu.
Unfortunately as the spring menu is just coming out they didn't have a copy of
the new wine menu as of yet.
We wanted to go for a rosé wine which they were happy to give recommendations of.
We were also told that two of the items on the menu were unavailable due to running out of them. This wasn't an issue for as we had a quick look at the menu
prior to our visit so knew what we were most likely going to go for.
The Menu itself had a large selection of starter, main, side and dessert dishes.
We were very impressed with the varied selection on offer and found it hard to choose from.
I'm glad that we had looked at the menu online prior to going as I think we
would have taken much longer to make our choices otherwise.
I also had a little peek at what they had to offer for children too which was on a separate menu and was also impressed with the selection they had for little ones.
The wine that we chose to go for was the Blossom Hill White Zinfandel which is a refreshing palate of lovely rosé with aromas of ripe strawberries and juicy watermelon. Soft and aromatic.
I don't drink that often but when I do and go for wine, rosé is by far my preferred choice.
Stuart chose to go for the Wasabi King Prawns which is served with a pea and mint mayo dip.
He said " They are very light with bubbly batter.
They had a perfect balance of heat with freshness."
For my starter I picked out the Smoked Salmon.
The smoked salmon came with malted brown bread and horseradish cheese.
I'm not usually a fan of horseradish but i'm so glad that I chose to try the
horseradish cheese. The cheese had the lovely horseradish taste but without being too overpowering.
Stuart went for the New Zealand lamb rump which came with a rich malbec sauce, mint crushed potatoes and cauliflower cheese.
He said " The lamb was cooked perfectly ( well done) as requested.
The potatoes and cauliflower cheese were delicious with ample portions."
I also went for lamb but a lamb pie.
The pie was served with mint mash, kale and gravy.
The lamb was very tender and wasn't fatty (which I hate) and the pie was
very filling too so I must admit I was wondering how I could fit dessert in.
We both decided to go for a sundae for dessert. Stuart chose the After Eight® which was
Vanilla ice cream mixed with After Eight® pieces, drizzled with mint syrup and chocolate flavoured sauce and topped with a whip of cream and an After Eight® mint.
Stuart said " A perfect after meal refreshment"
I went for the Black forest sundae which was Vanilla ice cream, brownie pieces and cherries soaked in kirsch. Topped with a whip of cream and a chocolate flake,
this was a truly delicious dessert, I've not had an ice cream sundae in
so long I forgot how good they are.
Our experience of the Horse and Jockey was very positive with:
- Polite and helpful staff
- a great selection of delicious meals
- a lovely location
- family friendly atmosphere.
Both Stuart and I both agree that we would definitely go back there again.
If you like the look of the wonderful food and experience we had why not book a table for Easter!
* Disclaimer I was given this meal in return for an honest review
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