The Kitchen, Farnborough
Just a quick post about a lovely little restaurant we went to for lunch today. The Kitchen is a rustic country restaurant in the small village of Farnborough near Banbury. It serves primarily rustic British food with what I would call a little European influence which works really well. To start I had rabbit paté with pickled carrot and orange which was really nice and worked well together. My partner had honey and mustard bangers off the “nibbles” menu and my father had scallops with black pudding, leeks and lemon, both of them said they really enjoyed their starter. For our main courses I had the on the bone Aberdeenshire Sirloin which was served with a garlic and herb butter, rocket and parmesan salad and home made beef dripping chips which was lovely and the flavour of the beef was excellent. The rest of the group had fish cakes, chopped Aberdeenshire steak burger and smoked brisket and ale pie which on two separate occasions the staff commented on how nice it was, needless to say it lived up to the hype! To finish we had a sticky toffee pudding, chocolate tart with salted peanut butter ice cream and a cheese board. I had the tart which was really nice, sometimes a chocolate tart can be far too rich but this was just right and the ice cream, which I think was home made (a rarity these days) was lovely and was perfect with the tart. All this delicious food was washed down with pints of Ubu from Purity brewing company which was very well kept.
Everyone enjoyed the meal and the relaxed, rustic, country surroundings. The staff were friendly and attentive, the food was served promptly and if your glass was empty it was quicky removed and replenished if required. We all agreed we would be back.
If you would like to know more then their website is www.thekitchenfarnborough.co.uk
All opinions are my own, this is not a sponsored post.