Adam had booked for us to have lunch at the Hinds Head, a lovely traditional British pub owned by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal in the sleepy village of Bray.
This isn't our first time that we have visited a celebrity owned restaurant (you can't count Jamie's Italian)and past experiences haven't really lived up to expectation. So naturally, i was a bit apprehensive. However, the Hinds Head surpassed all expectations and we had a lovely leisurely Saturday lunch.
This is what i mean by a traditional British pub - dark wooden beams, low ceilings (not ideal for Adam) panelled walls, wood floor, fire places, multiple ales on shiny brass taps...
The menu is a mix of signature British dishes with a modern twist - and no liquid nitrogen in sight!!
For starters - we instead opted for the quirky bar snacks that Adam wouldn't shut up about (he had been previously)devils on horseback - prunes injected with mango chutney and wrapped in crispy pancetta, cod three ways and Heston's award-winning scotch quails eggs.
Adam tucked in to a rich oxtail and kidney pudding that literally melted in your mouth.
I had a shepherd's pie with pan fried sweetbreads - it was nearly on par with my mum's!
We both shared a portion of Heston's famous triple cooked chips and a side of broccoli with almonds - both were spot on!
The portions are fairly substantial and you can tell that a lot of Love (Kevin Love, the head chef) has gone into it.
We shared a pud - i love rhubarb and i love a good trifle so when i saw a rhubarb trifle on the menu i knew i was onto a winner...
I did let Adam have some, honestly!!
We needed cawffee to wake us up from our food coma!
After a few more piccys we headed back to the car before the rain came down again.
Lizzy wears: Jumper by H&M, Whistles Blazer, Boots & Bag by Mulberry
Adam wears: Hugo Boss Jeans, Jacket by Paul Smith, Shirt & Pocket Square from Reiss
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