It’s always lovely to get to Wednesday morning and have two lovely meals ahead, to ease the way towards Thursday. With a delightful Savoury not Sweet evening at Mithas taking care of the evening’s culinary entertainment, lunchtime was dedicated to sampling Spanish delights from Igg’s.
Igg’s comes with a rather chequered reputation, which I won’t dwell upon, here. I’m always up for treating places as I find them, so came with no particular expectations or preconceptions.
We were seated in a nice window seat, in a plainly appointed, but understatedly stylish room, and left to contemplate the menu. It featured a number of Spanish dishes, which could be served as main dishes, or as a serious of smaller dishes to share. This wasn’t quite tapas; think more “ration” and “portion”.
We decided to share five dishes, which the helpful and friendly waitress agreed was about right. We opted for scallops and smoked fish, roast baby chicken and chorizo, an aubergine dish, pork belly, and some paprika encrusted chips.
Dishes took a moment or two to arrive, but arrived all in a oner, so it was worth the short wait.
The scallop dish, served in a creamy broth, was very good, with accurately cooked seafood elements that were packed with flavour. The pork belly roulade was good, too.
I think the chicken dish was the standout item for me, with lovely on-the-bone chicken served in a delicious sweet sauce, accompanied by generous chunks of chorizo.
The aubergine stack, although it looked very pretty, wasn’t all that great, and the chips, although suitably chunky, weren’t quite as good as they looked.
So I was pleased with Igg’s. It served three high quality dishes, and two dishes that whilst not quite as successful weren’t too far away. For lunchtime, the bill was pretty steep, but that’s the menu they serve all day, so as an evening option it starts to look like reasonable value, particularly given that you won’t need much more than we ordered to satisfy an evening hunger. Igg’s is worth a visit, I’d say.
Blythe scores Igg’s
3.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20
Today’s questers were: Kim, Blythe
We ate: scallops, baby chicken, pork belly, aubergine, patatas fritas
We drank: sparkly water, espresso
We wore: classic coat, new pink shirt
Total bill: £42.70