Before my 101 in 1001 challenges began, I hadn’t visited Jeremy’s Restaurant in Borde Hill, now I have the pleasure to say I have been twice and after my most recent visit, it is now officially my favourite local restaurant.
The first time I visited was December 2017 to celebrate my brother in law’s (special) birthday. There were 10 of us in the party and we were a little worried that it would be too ‘Christmassy’ in December but we needn’t have worried. Although there were Christmas decorations up, they were subtle, tasteful and not garish at all making the restaurant very pretty.
The other bonus was that there was a set menu that wasn’t Christmas fayre which was fantastic! Three courses were on offer.
For the starter you could choose between meat, seafood or a vegetarian soup. I (obviously) chose the prawn risotto, watercress and picked cucumber, not usually a fan of cucumber I have now decided I like it pickled! I chose fish again for the main course, lemon sole fillet, mussel and mushroom ragout with buttered spinach whereas my companions chose either, beef, duck or a wild mushroom crepe. There wasn’t one complaint from around the table. Dessert was just as succinct, I went for a traditional sticky toffee pudding which rounded my meal off beautifully.
The second time was for my work’s Christmas celebration. There were two menus on offer, the set menu offering three choices for starter, main and dessert as well as a Pre Christmas Menu offering, with 5 choices for each course. Honestly, after reading the menu there wasn’t a course that I didn’t fancy,I could quite happily have eaten there 8 times to get through all the options.
Beautifully presented, each course was exquisite and tasted divine. As you can see from the menu there was a wonderful choice this year. Not being able to resist the Pre Christmas menu I started with the beef pastrami, braised oxtail, fig and salsify, I could have tried any of the starters but this one was specifically chosen because I hadn’t tasted salsify before and that ticks of part of my challenge to eat 5 new foods).
Bypassing the traditional Christmas dinner I chose fish, this time it was Wild Halibut, crispy mussels, spinach, artichoke with a dribble of mulled wine. Despite being fish it felt extremely festive not to mention mouth-wateringly good.
This time I ended my meal with the cheese board and although each of the four cheeses were absolutely lovely I did have a bit of food envy as I looked around the table. I loved the look of Jane’s Pear Parfait!
Yes Jeremys, I shall be back – Thank you very much
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