Where to eat… The Wotton Hatch, Dorking

http://www.wottonhatch.co.uk/content/pcdg/south-east/wottonhatch/lunchmenu

Ok, so not technically in Dorking itself, this pub is in a small village called Wotten, that i hadn’t actually heard of until I was taken there a few weeks ago.

We ate lunch there, and i was surprised by the length of the menu, especially the fact that there were several vegetarians options on the menu.

Your options are:

Starters:

  • Thyme-Roasted Portobello Mushrooms – In Cropwell Bishop sauce with rustic toast
  • Deep-fried Somerset Brie – In panko breadcrumbs with apricot & cumin chutney 
  • Soup of the day – with artisan rustic bread & butter (not always vegetarian, but it was a spicy butternut squash soup when i went)

Mains:

  • Margherita Pizza – mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil 
  • Avocado, & Roasted red pepper Sandwich – with beetroot rosti and red pepper & cumin purée 
  • Caramelised Fig & Whipped Goat’s Curd Pizza  – with mozzarella and hazelnuts 
  • Slow-Roasted Heirloom Tomato Salad – with brown rice, quinoa, edamame beans, baby kale, basil pistou and burrata
  • Roasted Butternut Squash & Beetroot Tart – Topped with Cropwell Bishop custard and Stilton & walnut crumb
  • Battered Halloumi – With twice-cooked chunky chips, minted pea purée and tartare sauce

Desserts:

  • Baked Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake – with British blackcurrant curd
  • Warm Belgian chocolate brownie – with bourbon vanilla ice cream 
  • The House Sharer – Chocolate brownie, baked Sicilian lemon cheesecake, Butterscotch & nut crumble bar, strawberries and a Bourbon vanilla ice cream cookie sandwich
  • Melting Golden chocolate bomb – With caramel ice cream, chocolate popping candy and hot Devon cream toffee sauce
  • Vanilla Crème Brûlée – Topped with strawberries and served with home-baked sultana & oatmeal biscuits
  • Strawberries & frozen natural yoghurt – With honey ripple and rhubarb & rose flavour curd
  • Bramley Apple & Blackberry Shortbread Crumble – with custard
  • Ice Cream & Home-Baked Triple Chocolate Cookie 
  • Sticky toffee pudding – With Bourbon vanilla ice cream
  • Butterscotch & Nut Crumble Bar – With Dulce de leche and whipped cream
  • British Cheese Board

So as you can see, loads of stuff! The food was delicious too, especially the soup. I went for the battered halloumi for mains (because, why not), and the Ice Cream & Cookie, which, honestly was disappointing. it was more like a hard biscuit with some ice cream. Other than that, i definitely rate this place.

Also, just to mention, they do a nut roast if you want a Sunday lunch.

Eat Without The Meat rating: 8/10

 

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