Viscount Great Food Hall
6 February 2012
Having heard good reports about the food there, a group of us made the trip to Viscounts on a recent Friday evening. The restaurant is in an old church hall and as the name suggests is themed Heraldic. At 6 pm it was quite busy.
We all plumped for the Early Bird menu, served from 16:30 to 18:30 – two courses, main and dessert (£12.95). True to form our two offspring decided that they’d also have a starter. Hang the budget! Daughter went for scallops with black pudding fritters in a celeriac sauce while son ordered the beetroot and goat’s cheese salad. Due to the chef’s oversight, the goat’s cheese arrived but the beetroot was AWOL. This was corrected promptly with apologies.
For main course we had chicken goujons with salad and a spicy dip, steakburger with onion marmalade and grilled cheddar (x2) (in one case blue cheese was requested, and served, in place of the cheddar) and beef stroganoff (x2). I had the latter and loved it.
Home-made chunky chips accompanied some of the dishes; they were beautifully cooked and couldn’t be faulted – a remark that applies across the board. All present tried the Tobacco Onions. Very good.
Desserts (from a choice of four) were lemon tart (x2), Bailey’s Cream and white chocolate cheesecake and pavlova. Wife strayed from the menu and ordered ice-cream.
A pint of lager, vodka and mixer, three diet cokes and four Cappuchinos were the beverages consumed. Total Bill: £100.10. Fine.
The food was both delicious and plentiful. We all left the restaurant agreeing that a return trip was inevitable. I have no hesitation in recommending Viscounts.
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