Saturday, 4 February 2012

Weekend nosh - The Mitre

Since the weather has been bloody Baltic of late, we decided to try and stay local when deciding where to get some grub this weekend.  We had passed by The Mitre a few times on our way up to Portobello Road and always thought that it looked a nice pub and that we should pop in there for a bite to eat so that's exactly where we headed on a cold Saturday evening.

Inside, it is a very good-looking pub, sectioned off into drinking and restaurant section. Service was very attentive at the beginning but slipped a little as the resto started to get a little busy. Food was not bad - we had a shared platter, 2 mains, 1 pudding, 2 minerals, a glass of wine and 2 coffees and the bill came to around 80 squid which probably reflects our Notting  Hillbilly surroundings :)
 Starter of Mitre hog platter: ribs, pork belly, black pudding, ham hock rilletes, crackling and red cabbage. Great concept of a dish but a little poor in execution. Both the accompanying bread and ribs were on the wrong side of  "burnt". JD wasn't a fan of the cabbage due to the spicing - I thought it was OK but did not appreciate cracking into various cloves, etc.... would've been very easy for someone to fish those prior to serving.

 My main of rack of lamb cutlets, lamb shoulder ravioli with carrot puree and Madeira jus. Nicely cooked meat but the carrot was oversweet so it felt like I was having dessert with my main :(

 JD's rib eye with chips and peppercorn sauce - not bad but too much charring.

 Sticky toffee pudding

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