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Review of the Peldon Rose pub and restaurant, Peldon, Essex

Peldon Rose Essex seafood risotto

Peldon Rose Essex seafood risotto

This cosy pub/restaurant was a warm, friendly place to go in late September, and the service was very efficient, but the food variable. The menu consists of British favourites, plus some other more exotic choices, for those who like a change – great if you go here regularly.

We started with a fabulous seafood risotto, made simply with olive oil and herbs, and we were very impressed at the way the chef gave this dish flavour, yet allowed the full taste of each seafood item in the dish come through.

Michael’s steak was one of the best we have tasted – real good quality with bags of flavour, and cooked perfectly to our ‘medium/rare’ taste. That was the best of it though, as the corn was bland, chips were cold and cooked in fat that seemed as though it hadn’t been changed for a long time – a very pungent oil that really was awful – and he didn’t eat them at all.

My chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce was nice, without blowing me away, although the chicken had a fantastic flavour by itself and

had been cooked very well indeed – soft and moist.

The desserts were a disappointment. A bland trifle and a chocolate cake type dish with meringue over the top, which needed some sort of sauce or something to finish it off.

The wine list is varied and good value, but we didn’t feel that we had value for money with the food.  Judging by the long length of time this place has been going and my partner’s recommendations from his past visits, so I would not put anyone off going here – it may well have been just a bad day and a one off.

Date of visit: September 2010

My marks out of 10: (10 being the highest)

Food – 5

Service – 7

Atmosphere – 7

Value for money – 6

The Peldon Rose – www.thepeldonrose.co.uk

Peldon, Colchester

Essex

CO5 7QJ

Reservations 01206 735 248

General Manager dean.cole@thepeldonrose.co.uk

General Enquiries enquiries@thepeldonrose.co.uk

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