The Fountain House, located on Albert Square, launched on the 18th November with an exclusive launch party.
In terms of food the chefs serve up fresh seasonal dishes and pub classics which perfectly pair with a new curated wine list as well as tasty and innovative bar snacks if you are after some light bites.
The setting is stunning, beautifully laid out over three floors as you enter into the bar area and taking the journey down the stairs to the warm and welcoming restaurant.
The menu makes for good reading with a wealth of options for all pallets with sharing pallets including baked Camembert with a crust and almonds of crispy tofu accompanied by red pepper hummus, harissa aubergine amongst other treats.
Our meal began with a smooth chicken liver parfait served with sourdough, apricots, ginger and hazelnuts.
The star of the show was the lamb belly fritter, soft lamb belly in a crispy coating topped with dots of salty anchovy and caper ketchup and crispy mint. A truly outstanding starter.
What Sunday menu would not be completely without a roast? Well, The Fountain House delivers over expectations.
The trio of roasts offers a taste of every meat on offer – a slice of roast beef, a chicken leg and a pork belly. Served up with roast potatoes, grilled hispi cabbage, maple-roasted carrots, parsnip purée, Yorkshire pudding and of course gravy. Is there any better way too spend a Sunday?
If you’re interested in something different options include a short rib and flank burger or a splendid sounding beef hash brown with duck egg, hen of the wood and horseradish gravy.
The cider battered fish went down a treat with triple-cooked dripping chips, tartare sauce, gherkin ketchup and pease pudding which was a nice addition.
The dessert menu hits every note you would wish. Bramley apple crumble, sticky toffee pudding, brownie and an orange and ginger pudding all feature.
Our time at The Fountain House was a roaring success. An excellent meal, in good surroundings and friendly and attentive service. Is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?