Since its total overhaul, earlier in the year, The Fountain has been garnering some extremely positive reviews. And it’s easy to see why, as the place has a relaxed charm, and a menu full of well thought out dishes.
I was on a bit of an epic quest, today, so only had opportunity to sample their soup, but as that’s essentially the yardstick against which I judge most places, that seemed fair enough to me.
The soup du jour was celeriac, sweet potato and ginger. It was accompanied by a good-sized slice of olive bread.
The texture was coarse and rustic, but this was neatly contrasted with the refined herb oil topping. Together, this made for flavour-laden spoonfuls, with any tendency towards sweetness restrained by warming gingery heat. I gladly spooned it down, sitting at the bar.
With a hearty pint of Drovers 80/- to wet my whistle, I was well impressed with the overall experience. I’d be happy to recommend that you pay The Fountain a visit, at your earliest opportunity.
I’ll certainly be back to have a go at some of their main courses. I have every reason to think that I’ll be as well treated as I was on this brief visit.
Blythe scores The Fountain
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: Sweet potato, celeriac and ginger
I drank: Drovers 80/-
I wore: awesome sunglasses
Total bill: c.£7