One of my favourite things in life is an impromptu meal out. So when my hubby asks me on a lunch date to The Royal Oak Paley Street it took me all of one second to say ‘yes!’. Even more delicious is that it’s a week day – naughty!
Greeted by a cheeky sign has us grinning at each other.
Hubby practically trots in through the doors. Well, ’tis a pub and a wine list beckons.
Happy to sit and relax with his wine list I get a chance to enjoy the room.
We’ve settled on the fixed price lunch menu. Well, why not when it all sounds so lush!
Salt flakes on the butter is always a good sign in my book.
Happily diving into the bread. It’s exactly as you’d want it to be – both crunchy and soft and moist nom nom …
The starters of mackerel and white pork fritter are as pretty as a picture.
Then, as a treat these little beauties turned up…
But will they have a runny middle….?
Scotch egg heaven!
My ‘coq au vin’ arrived eyed up by my hubby (a meat lover).
Who was served the bream which then I eyed up (it was so prettyful).
The rules have for many years been that we try each others, which we do before we settle in and eat our own.
Amazingly not too full we, brave soldiers that we are, go for the 3rd course. Mine was all appley and hubby’s was a rum baba. We ended up swapping tho’ only because I finished mine first.
Coffee to finish, always a cappuccino for me. Lovely treats come too. I shared nicely this time as I was rather full up.
Time to pay. After a few hours of wonderful escape the emails need checking.
The garden is peaceful and just the right place to take 5 before the journey home.
If you are crushing on this pub, you may also enjoy The Plough Inn, Longparish it’s also amazing!
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