Last week I had the pleasure of revisiting the Ox Pasture Hall to review their Courtyard Restaurant in Scarborough. You can see how much I enjoyed the afternoon tea they have to offer via this recent post here.
On this special occasion, I took my mum as we spent a day out up North for her birthday celebrations. Keep on reading if you want to see what we picked for our three course meal!
On arrival we were greeted with some friendly and familiar faces. As this was one of England hottest days ever, being offered a drink straight away was a plus! However we were not asked what we wanted to drink and just offered prosecco which unfortunately we both don’t drink. We were later given an alternative. If you do drink I can see this as a brownie point.
We were then given some menus with a full range of starters, mains and desserts. The great thing is that we could mix and match from the ‘A le Carte’ AC and ‘Bistro’ B menu.
We were seated at our table with a fantastic view and served our starters. My mum got the soup of the day- Sweet potato and Leak Soup with homemade fruit and nut bread £5.95*. She did have a great selection to choose from when it came to the warm fresh bread offered: tomato bread or plain. Mum absolutely loved the warm bread and soup so much, I didn’t hear her for a whole 5 minutes! Haha
I ordered the Chicken Roulade which was served with spiced apple chutney £7.50. After I had said no pork/ham, I really did not expect to see the chicken wrapped in bacon. It was no where on the menu but this is probably what I get for trying something new. However surely I could have bee offered another option. The chutney was okay.
For mains, she had the Lamb dish which was the ‘Herb crusted rack of Lamb, braised rump, Lamb and Kidney Faggot, Sweet Potato Dauphinoise, Butternut Squash Puree.’ £21.50* It was cooked to perfection and just how she liked so was very pleased indeed. The flavours complemented each other and the portion size was just right!
I had the Beef dish with ‘Sirloin, Braised oxtail, beef shin, celeriac Fondant, wild mushrooms, celeriac Puree, Horseradish Foam. £23.50* I asked for the meat medium to well-done and it was cooked just right. A generous portion size and everything was so succulent and seasoned so well. We were very impressed by the main courses.
In between courses we were given palette cleansers which were little treats to look forward to. My favourite had to be a sweet strawberry cooli. mmmm
For desserts, my favourite part, I picked the Yorkshire Berries £7.95* being the Yorkshire lass that I am. I made the best choice ever! Sweet like you would not believe, but still a great choice for those who have a sweet tooth. A slate came with four different mini desserts including summer fruits, strawberry jelly, raspberry creme brulee and strawberry ice-cream. It was very nice to try a creme brulee different to the usual. My mum had the Chocolate and Raspberry Mille Feuille with pistachio ice cream £7.50. The presentation of it was lovely and crunch of the wafer and pistachio made the dessert just right. But mine was better!
Overall the three course menu was of good quality cuts of meat and we both left very content. Slight amendments like considering the dietary requirements of customers could be considered better in future like listening everything that would be presented on the plate.
The Ox Pasture Courtyard also cater for weddings and do lovely afternoon teas so check their website out!
Ox Pasture Hall
Lady Edith’s Drive
How tempting do the desserts look?