The Pheasant, Hightown, Christmas Menu Review
Being a blogger is rather lovely cos I get to go to lovely restaurants to try their food menus all in the name of this thee blog and when an email landed from The Pheasant I was v v excited and couldn’t turn it down.
I was invited along to review their new three course set menu, which has launched in time for Christmas and I asked my friend, Rachel (hi!) to come along for the ride.
Tucked away in the countryside of North Liverpool, and after a somewhat jaunty ride down a v country lane, we arrived. The interiors of the pub is very modern country – think open roaring fires with cute snug areas and larger tables for family celebrations but a modern decor. Plus the obligatory Christmas tree as we were there on the 1st to try the new festive set menu!
I usually follow a pescatarian diet but I decided to eat meat on this day. Just a heads up but to start we both went for the deep fried breaded brie and a gin and prosecco bramble fizz cocktail.
Served with a chilli jam, a large wedge of brie screams Christmas and we both devoured the first course.
For our mains, Rach opted for the Tomato and Almond Bake with seasonal veg and a side of chunky sea salted chips. I have it on good authority that it was a good choice. Very yummy and a good choice for a Sunday lunch on the day we decided to head along to review.
I went for the burger. It had been ages since I’d had a real beef burger with cheese and pickles and the side of French fries made it a fantastic burger. I polished off every mouthful.
I’ve got to mention one thing that kind of spoiled our experience. The day we visited was perfect winter weather – cold and frosty but beautifullly sunny. We were seated by a fire, and next to a radiator so the restaurant was warm. In addition to this, we were next to the window and the sunshine was beaming into the restaurant and sadly our windowpane was the only one that didn’t have blinds so my friend was blinded by the sun and in turn we were roasting. The meal was beautiful but the ambience was slightly off thanks to the roasting hot temperature.
I went for the plum and apple crumble with custard and my partner in dine went for the chocolate brownie and ice cream. Both utterly moreish, delicious desserts and a lovely way to round off a yummy, Sunday lunch.