I know that this blog has been left largely abandoned for a year, but I'm going to have a go at starting it up again.
Last night, N & I went to Johnnie Mountain's The English Pig, thanks to Groupon, who had a deal for 2 courses & a bottle of wine. It was in the city so I was a bit concerned that it would be dead on a Saturday, but actually it was quite busy (although not full). It's a nice restaurant, all wooden tables, with a long bar. They only do a set menu - 2 or 3 courses, for £25 or £30, and about 5 optins for each. Unsurprisingly, most of it was pork-related, although there were always veggie options.
I started with the pork scratching salad with apple and rhubarb:
This included little edible flowers, the little balls were apple pieces, and there were rhubarb and apple sauces.
N had the chargrilled prawns, which had a good chili kick & garlicy sauce:
We both had the slow roast pork with mustard mash, cabbage & apple for mains. It came with crackling too:
I was too full for dessert by then (we'd had gelato in Covent Garden earlier!) but Nick had a chocolate fondant type dessert with a white chocolate sauce. It was very good!
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