This Halloween I was lucky enough to be invited to the George and Dragon in Epping to be one of the first to experience there newly refurbished restaurant and great new menus. And I must say there were no tricks, only treats.
Myself and Adam were warmly greeted upon our arrival. We were a little early for the time we had booked for our table so the host kindly escorted us to the pubs seating area, where we enjoyed a few drinks and canapes in front of a beautiful open fire. It was very hard to pick from the extensive drinks menu, but my first try of the night was a pornstar martini.
They even had a make your own gin going on at the bar! That’s #ginning in my eyes.
The canapes consisted of beetroot hummus, chicken, deep fried brie, calamari & pate. I was highly impressed with this platter and it was a great way to introduce us to their food, which made us even more dinner.
The whole decor of the pub and restaurant for me was a great mix of that cosy country pub feel but with luxurious decadence. It would be a great place for a date or celebratory meal.
When it came our time to eat myself and Adam had the challenge of trying to choose from the extensive menu. I seriously wanted everything on there.
Because we could choose between starts we decided to get once each that we both wanted so we could share.
We decided to go with the Lobster &King Prawn Pot and the Duck Liver and Port Parfait. There is nothing I could have faulted with these starts about from that it wasn’t never-ending.
For our main courses, we chose the Pork Belly & Seared Scallops with potato dauphinoise, butternut squash purée, green beans, toasted almonds, crackling and red wine sauce and the Roasted Rack of Lamb Served with aubergine, roasted sweet peppers, potato dauphinoise, and red wine sauce. My first impression was how generous the portions sizes were. Again I could fault the food at all. My only wish might be that there was more sauce for my meal. I know you can always ask but it nice to have lots there (personal preference).
We didn’t order anything for dessert but were completely stuff and with my IBS I didn’t want to risk pushing my limits too far that night a ruining my amazing foodie experience. I did food watch other tables and I must say the desserts did look delicious.
All in all the night was perfect. With the gorgeous setting, brilliant service and an amazing variety of food the George and the Dragon comes highly recommend on my list.
We don’t live far from Epping and we have already decided what we will be having next when we revisit.
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* This post is a gifted collaboration with The George & Dragon. All opinions of my own honest experience.