Menu armed with fine flavours

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - EATING OUT - Lau­rna Robert­son

I’D HEARD pos­i­tive things about the fare on of­fer in the bar at the Bur­nett Arms Ho­tel and the wel­com­ing at­mos­phere was what we were look­ing for as we got set to view a gig at the nearby Wood­end Barn. To start we shared the br­uschetta (£3.50). Like mini piz­zas, the bread bases, topped with a thick layer of tomato paste and a thin layer of melted cheese, were burst­ing with flavour. I kept with the Ital­ian theme and opted for the lasagne with gar­lic bread (£8.15). The por­tion had a lit­tle ex­cess grease on top. How­ever, first im­pres­sions were de­ceiv­ing as the creamy taste of the bechamel along­side the gen­tle spice of the toma­toey meat fill­ing and the crispy firm pasta lay­ers made for a win­ning com­bi­na­tion. My friend Mar­i­anne opted for the Thai tuna fish­cakes (£8.50). The del­i­cate fish flavour and sub­tle hint of co­rian­der and lime made these de­li­cious. She also loved the mas­sive, var­ied, side salad and a large por­tion of chips which ac­com­pa­nied her choice. Full, but not quite stuffed, the sticky tof­fee pud­ding (£3.85) was too good to refuse. Soaked in a light tof­fee sauce and served with vanilla ice cream, the divine dish man­aged to steer clear of the sickly sweet.

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