Thursday 17th December | 8pm | 2 People
We arrived at Dick's Smokehouse and greeted by a lovely lady who showed us to our table. We were given the menus and after a short wait we ordered a pint each of both beers on tap which were Purity Lawless & Purity IPA. We were also #gifted two glasses of Prosecco from the chef.
The Head Chef Richard Wainman studied extremely hard at Worcester College of Technology. I actually studied with Rich but I was the year below, I remember how hard he worked, and loved seeing what he made as he was an inspiration during my time at Tech.
We looked at the menu and decided on three starters & two mains. To start we chose -
- Pork belly bites - sticky BBQ glaze - red slaw £6
- Wood roasted beetroot - goats cheese - smoked hazelnuts £5.5
- Dick’s hot link sausage - south carolina sauce - onion ketchup - chicharrón £5.5
We started with the Goats Cheese, which melted in your mouth, it was beautiful & light. The hazelnuts really complimented the dish too.
Next the Pork Belly - this stole the show of the whole night to be honest. We both really like belly pork but these, WOW. They really were sensational, packed full of flavour, juicy and down right delicious, the slaw complimented them with and added crunch so did the popcorn.
Finally the Sausage, this was also absolutely delicious, with the zingy mustard.
All three starters were simple but perfectly cooked & presented, we knew we were in for a treat.
We chose - Wood Roasted Duck Leg - pit beans - black cabbage - north carolina dressing £14, 20hr Smoked Shredded Beef - texas Sauce £13 & a side of Mac & Cheese £4.
We started with the duck, it was flavoursome & a lovely crispy skin, the beans was jam packed full of flavour & a gorgeous smokey flavour.
Next the pulled beef, this was also flavoursome, soft. The slaw was light and the chips were lovely & crispy cooked in beef dripping!
The service was brilliant as was everything else, its crazy to think they had only been open one day! We also loved the decor, and they have used the space really well. We cannot wait to go back!
Thank you to Dicks Smokehouse for such a brilliant evening, wishing them the very best for 2021.