Part of the Gov Eat Out Scheme - 3 courses for £10 (should be £20) and Live Music - Table of 4.
I saw this pop up on my facebook and living in Drakes Broughton I thought this was a perfect opportunity to try The Angel. Funnily enough I used to work here a while back when it was owned by the same people as The Berkeley Arms. I remember going for my trial shift and being told I could use anything out of the fridge to cook something.. Looking back now I picked such a rubbish dish, but I had never done on the spot cooking before and I was so nervous but managed to get the job anyway, Anywho back to our night out..
We arrived at The Angel just before 7pm, and ordered a drink from the bar, 2 x G&T's & 2 x Pints the bill was just over £20, I asked if we could start a tab but apparently they don't allow that in the garden, which I can understand.
We walked down the garden to where the live music was, and we were shown to our table. The Benches were well spread out, and everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves.
The cutlery was brought to each table, and we were asked to take it off the tray. We were asked both times for starter and main to see if we were ready which was really nice and we didn't feel rushed.
The starters came and they were presented beautifully, two of our party had chosen salmon, one opted for the risotto and one for duck parfait.
The salmon was lovely, I particularly enjoyed the dill & lemon drops. The Duck Parfait was smooth, and brioche toast gave it a nice sweetness. The Risotto looked like a good consistency and my step dad said it was tasty.
We were cleared and ordered some more drinks. The cutlery again was brought on a tray so it wasn't handled too many times.
The Mains arrived and I was slightly gutted I hadn't ordered the pie, again two of our party had ordered Cod & two of our party had ordered Pie. The Cod was cooked perfectly, the roasted new potatoes were piping hot, and the caper butter was tangy. I personally would have liked a little bit of lemon/citrus but that's more of a personal preference. The Pies were huge, full of pork, mustard & Leeks, served with chips and peas. If i was to criticise I think the cod portion could have been a little bigger, compared to the other dinners, however I really enjoyed it.
Then it was time for pudding and my absolute favourite was on the menu Creme Brulee! I obviously chose that and so another one of our party, one opted for the brownie and the other picked the pear frangipane.
The Creme Brulee was divine, with a secret rhubarb compote in the bottom. The Frangipane was also very tasty and the pastry was cooked to perfection.
The live music was a brilliant addition, the only thing i would say was it was a little loud at points, and I think people ended up talking louder. The Girl had a lovely voice though.
Everything was presented really well and you do eat with your eyes! I cannot wait to come back in normal circumstances and use my birthday voucher from the WFG community.