Friday, 16 March 2012

The Black Rat Winchester review

The Black Rat Restaurant
A former pub in Winchester, is now a one star Michelin restaurant that serve high quality food with locally produced ingredients.
 The Black Rat rooms are cosy with log fires and quirky antiques scattered around the alcoves and bookshelves.
Service is at best haphazard and some of the waiting staff clearly need retraining. On the plus side the food is superb with a spanish influence over a typical British menu.

Local Hare base in a celeriac puree 
This restaurant really is all about the food. A very strong menu and the day specials led to difficult choices.
The starters sound and taste wonderful and very well presented, the last time we picked Scallops with cured morcilla with lobster oil and red cress and Beetroot salad with goat cheese and pistacho crumble

Cornish Brill in a landcress emulsion 
For main courses we had Local Hare with pickled pear and truffle Gnocchi and Roasted Cornish Brill with white asparagus. Both were very well executed and delicious.
If the owners sort out the service issues and offer a better wine list then The Black Rat will deserve its Michelin status.


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