Hi folks, we’re on Day 20 of Blogmas – where did the time go?!
Today I went to my work Christmas lunch at The Littleton, which is a local restaurant serving really good freshly cooked food at great prices. We had the four course Christmas lunch, and for the second year in a row, it was really lovely.
I took some quick photos of my meal (sorry they’re iPhone quality!) to show you what’s on offer. All courses were large portions, so much so that I didn’t have anything later for dinner as I was still satisfied from lunch!
For my starter I chose leek and cheddar soup (from a choice of four soups); the soup was very creamy and served with toasted bread, and there was also extra bread available. I also ordered a non-alcoholic cocktail – I choose an OAG, which was orange and apple juice with grenadine. This was so nice, maybe a tad too sweet but it looked very pretty.
For my main I had the traditional roast turkey which came with chestnut stuffing, garlic & shallot confit, goose fat potatoes and a large pig in blanket, all topped with a rich port wine jus. It also came with roasted parnsips, boiled potatoes, sprouts and carrots on the side. I really enjoyed this course – the port wine jus was fab and the roast potatoes were crispy with perfect fluffy insides.
Finally, for dessert I went for a chilled chocolate fondant which came topped with toffee popcorn, pulled chocolate, aero, honeycomb and Baileys cream. This was presented really nicely, and although I enjoyed it, it was so rich and I was feeling pretty stuffed after the starter and main. The fourth course was mince pies which I passed on – not a fan of mince pies, but I couldn’t have ate one if I wanted to!
We all really enjoyed our meals and the staff are really nice; I believe they are actually hospitality students from the college where the restaurant is located, and they do a great job under the watchful eye of their supervisor. The restaurant also serves afternoon tea and a regular menu at other times during the week; you can view their opening times and regular menu here.