I have been looking forward to visiting the Poacher’s Pocket for some time. I have heard many glowing reports and was keen to try it out for myself. I have eaten at it’s sister restaurants, Balloo House and The Parsons Nose and loved both so I was happy to complete the hat-trick!
The opportunity presented itself with a family double celebration, a 30th wedding anniversary and a birthday. Two great reasons to book a table.
The restaurant is based in Lisbane in what used to be Lisbarnet House and is really quaint with quirky interiors. The staff are friendly and helpful, quickly offering to stash the surprise cake that I had brought along.
We were presented with two menus, one for Sunday lunch and one for the weekend brunch options, both offering plenty of choice. Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of splitting starters when I cant decide so my first mission was to get someone to agree to share. Mission accomplished, we chose to share the Chicken liver parfait with rhubarb chutney & sourdough bread and the Goat’s cheese crostini with candied walnuts & honey. The goat’s cheese and rhubarb combination worked really well but for me, the winning choice was the smooth, creamy flavoursome pate- delicious.
For my main, I played safe and chose the roast beef- always a good choice for Sunday lunch. A huge portion of beef appeared in front of me along with a sizable Yorkshire pudding and plenty of roasties. A variety of vegetables came on the side. While this was delicious, I will admit that the quantity on the plate defeated me. Another popular choice at the table was the shellfish linguine, prawns, crab, cockles and chorizo cream- jam packed with flavours.
While I was too full to order a pudding, I managed to procure a spoon to sneak a taste of both the selection of icecreams and the Buttermilk Panna Cotta, strawberries and cookie crumble- delicious!
If you are looking for a great quality Sunday lunch with fabulous food and a great location, look no further. Give the Poacher’s Pocket a try!
The cost for Sunday lunch:
1 course – £14.95
2 courses – £18.95
3 courses – £21.95
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