With a slightly niggling hangover, I made my way over the bridge to The Ship for what seemed as a well deserved lunch on the long weekend. The popular pub over looking the river Thames, is known to be buzzing with crowds of people drinking on the street was unfortunately let down by the dismal weather that we all know too well. Never the less the restaurant and bar area inside managed to fill up in no time and the vibe of the place was relaxed and pleasant.
I was impressed to see that the menu had been freshly printed for that day and pretty much everything on there seemed to grab my attention. I decided to skip the starter and dive in for the main course of lamb cutlets with a decent bit of mash topped with mint and red wine jus. The portion size was perfect with a side of salad to finish off. As being a kiwi and all, I am very picky when it comes to lamb and the way it is cooked. I have to say though the taste was delicious and just how I remembered it from home. If you are wondering I did ask for this to be cooked medium.
Sticky toffee has always been a favourite of mine and is one of Britain’s most desired puddings. Of course me being me, it was the first thing that caught my eye on the menu so I had to do the right thing and order it. If you have never had the chance to try it before and you are a lover of sweet things then I suggest you take the plunge as I can assure you it will leave a very good lasting impression!
The toffee pudding on this menu had a dash of creamy prune ice cream, which combined with a light date sponge and mouth-watering toffee sauce, was indulgent to say the least.
My dining experience at this delightful pub in South West London was exceptional and quite surprising considering I had only known it as ‘the place to drink on Sundays’. The staff were lovely and the surroundings were quite homely, so if you are in the area passing by, why not pop in and treat yourself to some reasonably priced, hearty British food.