E lliot Wilkes had an evening at The
Hunting Lodge on South Street and
decided it was “well worth the visit”.
“For much of the menu, the type of food served could perhaps be best described as high-quality pub food. I was extremely impressed by everything I ordered, especially considering how reasonably priced it was. I was also impressed by the range and quality of the vegetarian and vegan options. Although I am neither, I am beginning to see a wider variety of tasty options appearing on menus and The Hunting Lodge is at the forefront.
What pleased me most, however, was the dessert menu. For someone like me who looks forward to pudding (and could eat enough to feed a family of 12) it’s often the highlight of my evening. The Hunting Lodge surpassed my expectations with one of the best dessert menus I’ve ever seen anywhere! There are so many interesting things that I would consider it worth a trip just for dessert alone, that way you can order more than one. My personal recommendation is the Cookie Dough Cheesecake!
The Hunting Lodge isn’t just food. There is no doubt that it’s a beautiful building both inside and out and the décor suits the image perfectly. The combination of different browns and greens makes it feel as though it could be located deep in the woods of the English countryside. It feels really warm and cosy just sitting at your table with a drink and a plate of great food. As an honourable mention I feel the need to discuss the Covid-19 measures in place. At time of writing, as with all restaurants, face masks must be worn at all times when not at your table, i.e. at the bar or the loo. When food or drinks are delivered, they will be placed at the end of your table for you to pass to each person in your group or at a “collection point” near your table during busy times. There are also hand-sanitising stations throughout the building. In short, you should feel comfortable that every precaution has been taken.”