Posts Tagged ‘Lunch at County Restaurant’

Lunch at County Restaurant

January 18, 2013
grilled gammon

grilled gammon

Excellent piece of grilled gammon at the County Restaurant served with peas and potatoes.

The potatoes were similar to cauliflower cheese, except were boiled potatoes.

A very tasty lunch.

Starter was onion soup, not one of my favourites.

Main course £3-30, add soup and a roll, total a fiver.

This begs the question: Why is it costing £17 to £18 a head for Lincolnshire County Councillors to get their snouts in the trough at the County Restaurant?

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Lunch at County Restaurant

January 8, 2013
vegetable soup

vegetable soup

bangers and mash

bangers and mash

Starters vegetable soup. I missed out but did get to taste a spoonful.

Main course bangers and mash. Lincolnshire sausages, mash potato and cabbage. The sausages were undercooked, but edible.

No hot sweet.

Lunch at County Restaurant

January 3, 2013
County Restaurant pea and mint soup

County Restaurant pea and mint soup

County Restaurant turkey and leek pie

County Restaurant turkey and leek pie

For starters pea and mint soup. Tasted as made from mushy peas. I did not ask.

For main course turkey and leek pie, chips and green beans.

I am no great fan of pies, they tend to be used for rubbish one has to know the source or trust the chef. Delicious, very nice puff pastry.

Potatoes would have been a better option than chips, but it was chips or nothing.

A big improvement on last week. The difference between white van chiller food hotted up and the chef making his own pies.

No hot desserts.

The hypocrisy of Lincolnshire County Council beggars belief. Lincolnshire is an agricultural county. The milk provided Freshways. Freshways refuse to pay a fair price to farmers for their milk, forcing many farmers into bankruptcy and suicide. They buy milk on the spot market, buy from overseas, to force the price down.

County Restaurant offers good value for money lunch. When not white van chiller food hotted up and the chefs allowed to exercise their skills and not hampered by petty cost cutting, can be a delicious meal, as was the pea soup and turkey and leek pie today.

Lunch at County Restaurant

December 27, 2012
carrot and orange soup

carrot and orange soup

County Restaurant was one of the best kept secrets in Lincoln. This used to be a good place to eat, but sadly has gone downhill.

Carrot and orange soup was interesting. I could not quite make up my mind whether or not I liked it.

After that it was downhill.

Chicken Kiev with potatoes and sweetcorn.

Chicken Kiev can either be excellent or pretty disgusting. This was disgusting. White van chiller fare hotted up. Cheap nasty chicken. The potatoes tasted awful. The sweetcorn was ok.

County Restaurant used to have excellent desserts. Hot puddings now restricted to Wednesday and Friday.

Low fat yoghurt is not a healthy choice. Full of unpleasant chemicals.

Takeaways served in burger-style polystyrene boxes is totally unacceptable. This is appalling hypocrisy by Lincolnshire County Council. They should be setting a standard on recycling, not do as we say not as we do. There are available card boxes for hot food, with cellulose plastic lids, all biodegradable. See for example Food for Thought in Covent Garden and Iydea in Brighton.

There can be absolutely no excuse for using polystyrene burger boxes destined for landfill or incineration when biodegradable alternatives are readily available.

Lincolnshire is an agricultural county. The County Council should be showcasing local produce from local farms.

County Restaurant has an excellent kitchen, two excellent chefs. They should not be serving white van chiller rubbish.

You do not employ a dog and bark yourself. Neither do you employ good chefs and insult them by reducing them to hotting up white can chiller food.

County Restaurant used to serve excellent lunches, one of the best kept secrets in Lincoln. A shame to see standards have slipped so low.