Mum treated us to a lovely meal at The Cowshed, Pattingham. However I was a little disappointed with the menu choices.
Being pregnant I can’t eat pate or soft cheese and three of the starters consisted of these options. Left me with mussels (eurgh!), soup (I have that for lunch every day at work!) or prawns – so I went for the prawns. They were lovely, served with a sweet chilli linguini which wasn’t too sweet and had a kick to it. Prawns were cooked perfectly and it was a decent sized portion.
For mains, the lamb and duck both came with a fruit sauce which I don’t like, turkey I had been eating for the past 2 weeks, the chicken was in cream which I am not keen on, fish which was creamy again so I didn’t feel there was much choice with sauces being very similar. So I went for the veggie option which was roast pepper and goats cheese filo parcels. These were lovely, huge portion again with a lovely tasty sauce. We had accompaniments for the table consisting of peas, dauphinoise potatoes and some lovely roast vegetables. Again plenty of them!
For dessert I almost couldn’t manage one but I went for the lemon posset thinking it would be small and light, it wasn’t it was huge but it was delicious!! My hubby had baileys chocolate tart of which I stole some and that too was divine!
I love the restaurant, never had a bad meal, and for somewhere that is a bit pricey and makes the food look pretty they still serve decent portions.