Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Granary Grill and Deli - Restaurant Review

The Granary Grill and Deli is a restaurant in very opulent surroundings. Located in the historical, grand and beautiful surroundings of Weston Park. If you've never heard of Weston Park (where have you been?), it is a 17th century stately home located in the heart of Shropshire and also home to the infamous annual V Festival. I was only aware that this stately home has a restaurant, deli and coffee room last year when I attended with colleagues for a works do. I was impressed and if honest, felt a tad out of place, as I drove up the long driveway and was greeted by a large imposing building. As I entered I was greeted by a the deli and coffee shop, an ideal place to have a quick catch up with friends. The restaurant offers an upstairs, downstairs seating area and there is an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare your meal - something which I think is very important as I like my food to be fresh. Since I first visited last summer, I have visited on a further two occasions, so needless to say the food is here is brilliant. 

My first trip in 2015, myself and a friend ordered from the lunch menu. Craving a classic British dish, I ordered the very traditional cider battered fish and chips (£12). This is simply the best fish and chips I have ever eaten, perhaps it was cider used for the batter, the moist and tender fish which was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, or the homemade tartar sauce which swung it for me, but this  dish was simply sublime. My friend ordered the club sandwich with skinny chips (£8.50) which looked impressive and very filing. Although messy to eat, my friend enjoyed eating the different elements of this sandwich. For pudding (I love a good ol pud), my friend and I shared a steamed ginger pudding (£6).

My most recent trip to Granary and Grill (June 15), my friend and I ordered from the set menu (£11.50 for three courses), which unfortunately is not available to preview online beforehand. I was pleased that the dishes on the set menu were dishes I have eaten before and there was nothing so "out there" that I would be too frightened to order from this menu.The starter on the set menu was the very retro, but still enjoyable prawn cocktail starter. I enjoyed the presentation, although this could have done with another piece of the freshly baked bread.
Prawn cocktail.

For the main course there was pancetta wrapped chicken with rosemary and thyme potatoes, which was delectable, satisfying, well seasoned and succulent.
Chicken with pancetta. 
For the dessert, a banana bakewell tart was the order of the day. This tart (a flavour which I have not tried before) was  moreish, dense and rich taste.

Overall: This restaurant gets a 4 star rating from me, the food was delicious, arrived in good time, attentive staff and very good value for money.


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