We were going to Flitwick but they were fully booked a novelty for a Tuesday night, so it was on to The Chequers having been advised it was worth a visit.
We were seated quickly & the place filled up quickly behind us so it seems the area is busy on Tuesdays.
Placing our order at the bar took a while, the pleasant young lady,was the only staff member at our end & seemed to be multi/multi tasking.
The menu promised some tasty dishes, our orders of 2 x Skate wings with capers & samphire, Beef Stroganoff & Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini were placed at the bar, having a feeling we might be waiting a while we started with some olives & garlic bread straight forward & tasty at least.
So far so good our order arrives in about 20 minutes, the Stroganoff was hot but short on beef, with a large pyramid of rice in the centre. The Tortellini accompanied by baby tomatoes was enjoyed hot & and well filled.
Now comes the but..... our Skate wings with the Samphire & Capers with new potatoes looked good with a knapp of herb butter nice & shiny.
This is where it falls down, did no one taste the or consider the fact that Samphire are salty, capers are salty & the addition (so seems of extra salt) to the butter dressing would make for a very salty dish.
The tasting of every dish before it left the kitchen was one of the first things I was taught at college many years ago,& God forbid if I forgot. The fish itself was cooked perfectly, not dry & I spent time taking it off the bone so I could really enjoy it, shame.
Our desserts Pistachio Panacotta, Elderflower Sorbet, Caramel Toffee Ice cream & Butterscotch Cheesecake were all ok, but in honesty just that.
All in all not quite up to our expectations, maybe a return in a few months is required.
At £22 a head for nibbles,2 courses & a drink each I leave it to you to assess.
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