The other reminder is the beer list and the presence of a hand pull which is so rare in Australia and the beer is served in a glass tankard. "A proper pint," as Steve says.
- Black Pudding, Cauliflower Puree, Crispy Onions, Chives
- Chargrilled Quail, Bacon, Lentils, Bitter Greens, Pecorino
The black pudding is very flavoursome and as Steve keeps telling me, not packed with oats as a filler. It's a little soft in texture and I like a bit of crispy edge but the crispy shreds of onion help with that.
Chargrilled quail and Pecorino cheese isn't something you'd see in Northern England but it is very tasty. The little bird is well cooked remaining juicy with some tasty char grill, barbecue flavours. The accompanying lentils, greens and Pecorino is a little intense and salty for me but not terribly so.
- Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Onion
In all, we enjoyed the Northern hospitality. It warmed the cockles of our hearts and provided us with an endearing reminder of home.