Having just checked into The Royal Station (I don’t want to talk about it) we went in search of something for lunch. The pickings were very slim on the main road - Greggs, Starbucks, Subway …… no thank you. So we ventured up a side street in search of something better. There were a couple of options that took our fancy and we decided to try The Forth on the grounds that it had outside area. Not that we sat outside mind you.
The bar is beautiful and airy and was lovely and cool on a warm spring day. We chose a booth in the window and retired with a drink to peruse the menu. I had one of the special drinks, a rhubarb and hibiscus iced tea and he had a coke.
The menu reads very nicely indeed. He went straight for the Sunday roasts and chose the beef. I wanted something lighter so chose a couple of sides; cauliflower cheese and a side salad. Food ordered it was onto the Sunday papers, they had the Sunday Times so I was a happy girl. We read these until our food arrived.
When our food was put in front of us we were two very happy people. The roast was a good size, without being huge. There was a good portion of vegetables, lovely soft juicy and flavoursome meat, a delicious gravy and a perfectly knobbly Yorkshire pudding. The only criticism would be that there was insufficient gravy. There was just not enough to soak up with the Yorkshire pudding - but that really is a fairly minor point and knowing this I might ask for a bit more next time. And the cauliflower cheese - it was delicious. It was creamy and cheesy and the cauliflower was just a little crunchy. There was the right ratio of sauce to cauliflower and the sauce had just started to brown nicely under the grill. The salad was deceptively large and I didn’t manage to eat it all. But it was a tasty combination of crunchy lettuce, tasty tomatoes and cucumber with a vinaigrette dressing. Thankfully there was no onion in it so I didn’t need to worry about picking it out. Once we had finished (which we did fairly quickly) the plates were cleared promptly.
The staff were friendly and pleasant and served with a smile. We will most definitely be back to sample their wider menu, and the Saturday Brunch offerings look awesome!!!
A brilliant find
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