We were meeting up with some friends for a late Sunday lunch before we were going to a show in Southend. The restaurant is quite small the front area has a bar on the left hand side and there is another dining area in the back.The restaurant was remarkably busy for so late in the afternoon which is a reflection of the quality and amount of the food.The Sunday menu was a fixed price menu depending on the number of courses with 4 or 5 options per course After a pre lunch drink and some bread we ordered our starters. 2 of us chose the chicken liver pate which was served in a ramekin with 2 pieces of toasted crusty bread and a salad. My wife chose the prawn cocktail whilst our other guest chose the baked goats cheese. All the portions were more than generous and were all very good. For our mains courses 3 of us chose the pork belly and one the roast lamb. All the dishes were served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, carrots and broccoli. The roast lamb and 2 portions of the pork belly were excellent. Unfortunately my portion of the pork belly was mainly fat and was inedible. However as soon as this was pointed out the dish was immediately taken away, fulsome apologies and shortly thereafter a new plate arrived with some lovely well cooked pork belly. Again the portion sizes were more than generous so we skipped dessert though 3 of us had a cappuccino. The wine list is quite small about 6 each of red and whites. We chose the Argentinian Malbec and the Chilean Sauvignon both around £20 which were very good. The service throughout was very good, professional, friendly and we were not rushed at all and the way they handled the problem with the pork belly was excellent. A meal that all 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed and excellent value for money
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