THERE’S not many things more British than a traditional Sunday lunch.
Many pride themselves on their ability to prepare the perfect joint, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, array of veg and various trimmings.
And the love of the great British Sunday dinner is something many pubs and restaurants have known for many a year – serving up their own particular take, though it has to be said with varying levels of success.
It’s hard to imagine many beating the latest fine fare Sunday offering from the recently refurbished Coach House in Stratford.
The Rother Street pub, now run by Davenports Brewery, is now serving a Sunday Lunch with a choice of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding; roast turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing; honey glazed gammon, apple sauce and stuffing or for vegetarians or those who just fancy a meat alternative – mushroom, spinach and truffle pie.
All are served with braised red cabbage, honey roasted carrots and parsnips, roast potatoes, pan gravy and seasonal vegetables
If the price of £13.99 (£6.99 for a child) strikes anyone as a bit expensive then be assured it is not. The quality is superb and the quantity more than enough for anyone who doesn’t actually possess the appetite of a bear.
There are also sides on offer including mashed potato, cauliflower cheese and additional Yorkshire puddings. Be warned anyone with eyes bigger than their stomach. The glorious cauliflower cheese will adequately serve two, while the Yorkshire pudding served on the actual dinner is the size of a t least three of anything Aunt Bessie conjurers up, so any extra are probably only really for the Yorkshire fanatic, or again, those with a bear-sized appetite.
The great British Sunday lunch tradition is being upheld with a real passion at The Coach House – something that’s great to see, but even better to taste.