Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Old Red Cow

When my parents visit I always try to take them somewhere new to eat or drink. Fathers day was no exception. I booked us a table at The Old Red Cow, it ticked every (there were only two) box -it had to have large selection of beers and serve a mean roast. Set next to Smithfield market, the quiet unassuming pub didn't disappoint.

We shared a smoked salmon with Horseradish starter and ham hock terrine which were glorious; we could have all eaten them alone and had seconds. We then all went for the beef roast, served with roast spuds, green beans and bacon, Yorkshire pudding and the most exceptional cauliflower cheese that could have been served as its own dish. The meat was slightly bloody and melted in your mouth, my only criticism was that the spuds were slightly dry.

Throughout the meal, we made our way through the extensive beer list, which alone is worth a visit, helped along by the very knowledgable staff.

After settling our very reasonable bill and we walked off our food around Smithfield and its beautiful surroundings.

The food and drink could be without fault, staff were incredibly helpful, and atmosphere relaxed. They just need to work out how to open the windows on the second floor.

Sunday Lunch for 2 with drinks approx. £50
71-72 Long Lane, Smithfield, EC1A 9EJ

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