I think this restaurant must be part of a chain as I had seen this menu before, potentially the Wotton Hatch near Dorking, but i’ll have to check that.
As before, the vegetarian options were:
- Deep-fried Somerset Brie in panko breadcrumbs with apricot & cumin chutney
- Margherita Pizza – mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil
- Caramelised Fig & Whipped Goat’s Curd Pizza with mozzarella and hazelnuts
- Avocado & Roasted red pepper Sandwich with beetroot rosti and red pepper & cumin purée
- 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
Which is pretty good going and includes two options without cheese. i went for the battered halloumi for my main, and then had the gingerbread creme brulee from the Christmas menu, which was wonderful. I’m a big fan of creme brulee and this one did not disappoint.
Good portion sizes and something for any lunch – big or small. There is even a vegetarian roast if you go there on a Sunday.
Eat Without The Meat rating: 7/10