Just back from a really excellent meal at the Royal Oak Inn in Lavant. Although it’s called a pub it’s really a restaurant… and well known as one of the best in the area. I haven’t been for at least a year though as last time I went the place was a tip from a busy lunchtime – food on the floor and unclean tables. That’s all it takes for me to not want to go back.
Anyway, I was really glad we went tonight and the prices were so reasonable, 3 drinks and three courses of food for just £65 – that’s half the price of many places around here. I started with French Onion soup mmm, then had “Portabella Mushroom Burger served with Sweet Potato Chips and Homemade Sweet Corn Relish”. Now, that sounds like a burger with mushrooms on it right? Nope! It turns out the burger itself was made of mushrooms, really finely chopped and packed together. It tasted nothing like mushroom – in fact the closest taste was black pudding! It was lovelyyyy though.
To finish I had lemon meringue which was tasty but I felt far too full by then! Hmm, actually I do also remember making an olive sandwich from the bread and olives they brought out as we arrived, cof, oops.