This month, we headed out on a school night to a new restaurant spot. The Discovery in Lakeside sits in the middle of suburbia; the previously rather shabby pub amongst 60’s style residential properties recently underwent a makeover, and we’re all for the new look.
We were sat at a table and perused the menu. The menu was written on two chalkboards at the back of the pub, not placed on tables, so we had to lean across tables to get a good look. We chose to take a photo on our phones so we could look over it from our seats.
For our starters, Gemma had tomato and red pepper soup; sweet and smooth with a lovely hunk of bread on the side for dipping. Alice had the Duck Terrine with orange jelly and fresh oat bread. The duck terrine is served as a posh pate – very fresh and tasted fab with the fresh bread.
And now for the main event, Gemma had the sirloin steak with steak cut chips and a salad garnish. The steak was cooked to well-done perfection, and the peppercorn sauce made a great topping for the steak..and the chips! Alice had the braised lamb chop with a herby crust, smoked potato press, fennel and salsa. The lamb was full of flavour with the crispy herb crust, and potato press was a great change from chips.
And of course, we left a little room for dessert. Gemma had the Bakewell tart with raspberry ripple ice cream – a melt in the mouth pudding perfect for someone with a sweet tooth. Alice had the salted caramel ice cream with strawberries, a creamy, flavoursome treat to end a great meal.
The Discovery also has their own cocktail menu, and we couldn’t say no to trying one for size. Gemma had the Chambord Royale: prosecco with a shot of Chambord Black Raspberry; a fab twist on her favourite tipple. Alice had the Parisian Daquiri, described on the menu as a ‘sweet twist on the classic’, which was, in the words of Alice, ‘well lush’.
We were thrilled to discover this diamond in the residential area of Lakeside. We’ll be back soon to sample the rest of the cocktail menu!
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