A lovely bistro space awaited me along with a warm welcome from my friendly waiter. He came armed with their day menu and wine list, with only the former of relevance on this sober working day.
The menu covered breakfast, brunch and lunch selections, with sharing dishes, burgers and good brunch options to the fore. I went back and forth, but eventually decided that given I seem to write almost solely about breakfast and burgers in these parts, I should try something different.
Accordingly, I chose from their specials board, starting with a veggie broth then following with seabass, served with samphire, tatties and an intriguing sounding Champagne veloute.
First up was the soup, which was served with two thin but tasty slices of bread. It was proper “granny” broth, replete with veggies and barley. It hit the spot very nicely.
The main course showcased similarly accomplished cooking. The fish – three small fillets for a good-sized portion – was accurately cooked although the skin could/should have been crisper. The veloute was really pretty good, too. Samphire’s always a winner with me and while the tatties could have used just a whisper less tarragon, this was a really nicely balanced dish.
So overall, I really enjoyed my trip to The Scullery. I was served two very good dishes that made me smile and pleased my tastebuds. I’d be happy to recommend the place to you and look forward to visiting again.
Blythe scores The Scullery
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15.5/20
I ate: veggie broth; seabass with crushed herby potatoes, champagne veloute and samphire
I drank: water
I wore: www.tieclub.co.uk tie
Total bill: £17.65