Food, Leisure

Mistley thorn (Sunday Lunch)

This pub / restaurant in Mistley sits a little away from the causeway, on the main road through the village. It’s menu is on the pricey side, and I will never mind making that choice if the food is excellent.

 

 

This however  was a mixed bag. The roast beef dinner was lovely – the meat beautifully cooked, melty and lovely. The veg was nicely cooked, the gravy not quite enough. But the Yorkshire (green inside, if you can believe that!) was inedible. I saw several go back.

For pudding I opted for the american pancakes with toffee sauce but was told they kitchen had run out.

Run out.

Its flour, eggs and milk, and children learn them as a first ever lesson at school.

(lesson learned – sometimes when a menu says these things are cooked at the place, it might not have been recently.) I opted for the rhubarb jelly with vanilla ice cream, thinking it a poor second place to pancakes, but I was delighted with it. The jelly was a delight, so wobbly the whole table giggled, the ice cream was soft and lovely and the shortbread biscuits were yummy.

 

At £9 a glass of red was a raising of the eyebrow (only flippin Malbec ffs, not a chateauneuf!)

 

So I may not go again, but I might. Its a bit far to go to be disappointed but when they get it right they get it very right indeed.

 

5 thoughts on “Mistley thorn (Sunday Lunch)”

  1. I love your header… it makes me think of summer and that’s just what I need right now. It certainly sounds like you had a mixed bag on your lunchtime treat.

  2. They ran out of pancakes!! What sort of food do they keep in their kitchen? How difficult is it to whip up a pancake? That just makes me sad. I do love your header though, what a pretty picture.

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