We are always looking for dedicated and passionate chefs who are striving to put their own stamp on the menu. If you would like to be part of our team please email us your cv. — Lion and Lamb Cafe
I thought lunch at the fish n chip shop in Downing Street, but too late.
OK, Waitrose, then home. Only it started to rain, heavy rain.
As I was passing by, I decide on lunch at Lion and Lamb Cafe, in Lion and Lamb Yard. Often they have an interesting special chalked up outside. Not today. I walked in. Usually when I walk by it is empty. Today packed. Is it old or fake old?
Tables packed very tight together, barely room to move.
I was offered a table in line with the door. I refused, as I did not wish to be chilled every time the door opened.
I ordered fish n chips. Expensive and pretty disgusting. Not very good fish, they had not even bothered to take the skin off. Old dried up chips, tasted like oven chips. For some perverse reason, not served on a plate, but what I can only describe as a large soup bowl. Explains why usually empty.
Far better fish n chips in fish n chip shop in Downing Street. And cheaper.
Toilets upstairs like outdoor toilets used to be hundred years ago in Victorian terrace houses, even down to the same doors with the latch.
A lady on an adjacent table with two children. They left their main meal untouched. I asked as they left. She mouthed back disgusting. I mouthed back the same.
I had chatted to them earlier and suggested a few places where to get decent food.
- Friday lunch at Guildford Institute in Guildford
- Cafe Mila in Godalming
- Italian coffee shop in Alton
- Friday street food on Winchester market
I think the only reason packed, and lady on adjacent table said the same thing, people had done as we had done, walked in to get out of the rain.
Service very slow, though staff pleasant.
I have never understood why anywhere thinks I am impressed by being told they have worked donkeys years in the catering business. I usually find it to be a very bad omen.
You can bring your own wine. For which your pay for the privilege at £5 a bottle.
Teapigs. Oh for decent tea. J D Wetherspoon used to serve teapigs, now it is Tetley, at least honesty.
Oh what a loss The Barn which closed in the summer.