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#136 03/11/2016 at 16:27

Tried a new place last week...the MezzAluna Italian Restaurant in Mapplewell just north of Barnsley. This really is a hidden gem...tucked away behind a car park in the centre of the village, recently refurbished to a high standard and very welcoming. The staff are attentive without being obtrusive and the food...we just had pasta...was excellent. A bottle of their house white was very passable and reasonably priced.
My lad is buying a house nearby so we will probably use that as the excuse to be fairly frequent visitors. I'll try a meat dish next time

http://mezzaluna-barnsley.co.uk

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#137 17/11/2016 at 00:17

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#138 17/11/2016 at 08:12

Southy_SWFC, 17/11/2016 at 00:17


Thought this was a thread suggesting decent food...

Spoon is a lovely little cafe at the top (Chesterfield Road end) of Abbey Lane. 

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubt and the stupid ones full of confidence  

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#139 22/11/2016 at 11:18

This is a little biased, however.....Mrs Eppers and I ate at Horto, a new "pop up" restaurant at Rudding Park in Harrogate. It was a taster menu with 3 additional "snacks", one being a fantastic caviar oyster. The taster menu had 6 courses and we had the drinks pairing, which included some outstandingly matched wines.

There was a double goose dish which was fantastic and a celeriac swirl cooked in butter and served with Alba white truffle shavings....it was outstanding! The smoked eel was a taste revelation! You have a choice of seeing the menu first, or eating "blind", the chef's bring the food to the table and explain the ingredients and cooking styles!

The taster menu was £59 and is easily of 1 star standard, and definitely 3 rosettes!
I think the drinks pairing is £27.

http://www.ruddingpark.co.uk/food-drink/h orto/

Next week we are eating at the Black Swan, the Michelin starred restaurant of Tommy Banks of Great British Menu fame! (report to follow) 

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#140 02/12/2016 at 11:43

The Black Swan at Oldstead
A Michelin starred restaurant, quite pricey but beautiful food if you are into fine dining. It is a tasting menu with some fantastic dishes amongst it, smoked eel and apple was very good, as was the ox cheek and partridge dishes. The Galloway beef was served as a tartare, even Mrs Epworth ate it, and she wouldn't normally touch anything uncooked!
The Scallop with Jerusalem artichoke (a first for me) was superb, as was the venison. The cheeses was an extra £15 so, gave that a miss, the puddings were a bit odd, 3 frozen lollipops made of sorbet of Douglas fir, hazelnut, which was nice and lemon verbena. I thought this was a bit gimmicky! The other puds were very good though.

Taster menu is £85 and drinks pairing, another £55, so much more expansive than Horto, and to be honest both are about on par. 

Post edited on 02/12/2016 at 11:43 by Epworthowl

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#141 03/12/2016 at 11:12

Those two sound great Epworth...but just to get back to earth in places us pensionersRolleyes can afford we went on a midweek to the La Luna at Banner Cross this week. The place was totally empty so we were put in the window seats as bait I suppose.
We have been there before but quite some time ago and it hasn't changed much in the meantime. Mrs Leftfoot had lamb from the specials board which she reported to be delicious and I had pasta meatballs which although is one of the simplest italian dishes, is great when done right...and this one was.
A passable Panna cotta to finish and the bill of just a shade under £40 was painless.
That was because this is a BYO wine restaurant...and that makes a big difference to paying circa £20 for a wine that you can buy yourself for about £7

http://laluna-restaurant.co.uk

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#142 03/12/2016 at 12:00

They've killed that pub at Banner Cross, the Banner Cross.

From what I've seen it's all gentrified and mochachocalatte'ed.

Even worse is the Lescar. Walked into the Tap last time I was there, sofas, coffee machine, flowers in water bottles.

Fuckin awful, should be full of road diggers with tarmac on their boots, low level hash dealers and goth couples not speaking in the corner.

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#143 09/12/2016 at 12:09

They've killed that pub at Banner Cross, the Banner Cross.

From what I've seen it's all gentrified and mochachocalatte'ed.

Even worse is the Lescar. Walked into the Tap last time I was there, sofas, coffee machine, flowers in water bottles.

Fuckin awful, should be full of road diggers with tarmac on their boots, low level hash dealers and goth couples not speaking in the corner.
Andyben, 03/12/2016 at 12:00


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I bet you miss that in Jersey Andyben!Laugh

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#144 27/04/2017 at 18:40

Get yer send to Beer Engine Cemetery Road Sheffield.

My mate just taken kitchen on

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Poutine (Sheffield cheesy chips and gravy) ox cheek, onion relish, smoked cheddar, liquer.

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#145 27/04/2017 at 18:54

If you're on Instagram, he's @jsp73, dame guy from Druid Inn which he left a couple of months ago.

His homemade corned beef is unbelievable  

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#146 16/05/2017 at 16:15

Just a bit of an update.... tried a couple of pubs recently for Sunday lunches, first the Chequers at Froggat. I've been there several times before but this time the roast beef was too rare and chewy and they put some cabbage done in some sort of vinaigrette that totally smothered the other flavours on the plate. Not cheap so they need to up their game.

http://www.chequers-froggatt.com


Secondly, the Cross Scythes at Totley. I used to frequent this pub with my wife to be half a lifetime ago but haven't eaten there for many years. Called in on speck Sunday before last after the match, and the beef was excellent and plentiful. Nice veggies and wine too. Once again not cheap but you don't mind if you get a good dinner.


http://www.cross-scythes.co.uk


Finally, a bit of news...went for a run out in the car and got stuck in a traffic jam somewhere in Lincolnshire so I turned off and by a circumnavigous route we ended up in Lincoln. I thought we would call in the Barge in Brayford Pool that I've reviewed here before, but was dismayed to find it closed and for sale....shame, it was a very nice restaurant. 

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#147 31/05/2017 at 14:11

I have heard good things about the Hope and Anchor Colin McGurrens gastropub in South Ferriby so I am going on Friday, I will report back next week 

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#148 01/06/2017 at 14:28

Driving down Abbeydale Road South yesterday afternoon and decided to call for a snack so pulled into a place called The Peppercorn next to the station car park. I ordered a pot of tea and a Chicken Caesar sandwich. When it came I was gobsmacked at the size of it...a double decker toasted sandwich absolutely crammed with chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato with mayonnaise dressing. Filled me to the brim it did, so I wasn't bothered about dinner in the evening.
One sandwich would be enough to share with wifey I'm sure. Sit outside on a nice day and nice polite service. I'll have to try the evening menu soon.


http://www.peppercorn-restaurant.co.uk

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#149 01/06/2017 at 15:31

Bacon? Tomato? Mayo? not really a chicken caesar salad then 

Post edited on 01/06/2017 at 15:32 by Andyben

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#150 01/06/2017 at 17:28

Well I made a right cock up of that review didn't I...the place where I had my sandwich was next door and is called The Summer house. The comments are still applicable though....

.....And your right Andy...it was called a Chicken Club sandwich.


http://www.thesummerhousesheffield.com/fo od-menu/


I think I owe it to the Peppercorn to go and try their fare nowBlush

Tough life being a self appointed restaurant critic.Thumbsup

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