Steak, croquette, caramelised root vegetables and salad, with a side of chips with truffle oil. While it was hard to fault with the steak dish, it more -standard than special. Still, there was nothing wrong. The steak was well-cooked, croquettes crisp with a fluffy inside and over all just very nice. But when you have a side of chips cooked so bloody amazing, you soon disregard everything else. The chips at Lamont’s Vineyard soon became a highlight. Yobi who was with me commented that why do most places do chips so bad. This is amazing he says! True enough, I was thoroughly impressed by the humble potato. If you ever come to Lamont’s Vineyard, this is definitely worth ordering. Even if you are here just for the drinks!
But having called too many dishes to share earlier means I was left to bring the macaron’s back home. These were made by the famous Jean Pierre Sancho Patisserie. Crunchy top with a chewy centre, there was nothing much too praise for a person who is not a fan of sugar. Admittedly though, the macarons were very visually impressive.
Comparing the Vineyard to the fine dining establishment at Lamont’s Bishop, I really adored the former more. Lamont’s Vineyard on a Saturday afternoon is a lovely place. It was just so relaxed. Food is simple, honest and not overly complicated. The environment was relaxed and it all felt very comfortable. Being with my old buddy and his girlfriend also meant that it was time spent well. A lovely end to a long week I have to say :)!