Sunday, 9 May 2010

Grahams on the Green - Writtle


Having parents over for the weekend does have its advantages, the main one being you can eat loads of food without feeling guilty. And you can go out for a meal so no-one has to cook!

Grahams on the Green has been in the heart of the pretty village of Writtle for several years now, and their newest addition is Grahams @ The Woodpecker in Hutton. The food at Grahams has always been good quality, and the service friendly; last night was no exception. An eclectic mix of staff, from a range of times and cultures (when you visit, you’ll understand what I mean!), all with a friendly attitude to their work and polite manners serve, what is still, excellent food and value for money.

We opted for a main course each, and puddings to share. Mum went for calves liver, despite saying she didn’t really like eating baby cows and refusing to ever eat veal, (no, I couldn’t see the logic either);


Dad had the ever popular fillet steak and chips;


The OH went for seafood thermidor;


Whilst I opted for a starter of scallops on pea puree with crispy bacon and a side of tomato and onion salad. SDC12151

Bread sticks and cheesy crème fraiche dip was served as an apero and a range of bread. Tap water was, as you’d expect but often don’t find, served for free and the range of wine available by the glass was good. The light and fresh Pinot Grigio was soft and fruity and cut through the salty bacon and sweet balsamic dressing well.        


Always good quality at a fair price for the ingredients and portion sizes, service with a smile and a hubbub of activity giving a great atmosphere means that this pretty Essex village of Writtle is lucky to have such a restaurant. And not only that, there’s another good find across the road…but more of that one at a later date.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!
Merlotti x

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Creative Commons License
This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence.