Small plates dining-Crockers Restaurant Review
We recently had the pleasure of eating at Scott Barnard’s restaurant Crockers in Tring, Hertfordshire. Tring is a pretty market town and worth a look around. Just a short train journey from the city, it is a great choice for a day trip from London.
Chef Scott is a former Masterchef: The Professionals finalist so we knew this would be great food. We choose to eat in the bar. which has a small plates menu. as we love the sharing element of this way of eating out- see our 5 favourite venues here. At Crockers you can also opt to eat at the Chefs table upstairs where they serve a tasting menu. Here is our Crockers restaurant review.
From the snack section of the menu, we start off with some sourdough bread and a punchy Marmite butter. We also order a generous serving of babaganoush, sprinkled with dukkah and served with sourdough crackers. A good start.
A little pot of crisp, crunchy deep-fried squid. Fresh and delicious.
A portion of salty, crispy pork nuggets. Really rich and flavoursome.
On to the small plates:
We kick off the small plates with a creamy burrata. Surrounded by hazelnuts and fig, this is served with a few peppery sprigs of rocket.
Seasonal butternut squash roasted with quinoa and cavolo nero arrives next. Crumbs of feta bring a salty edge to the plate.
My favourite plate is the Baron Bigod cheese, melting on a toasted flat bread and drizzled with just the right amount of truffle honey.
From the meat options, we opt for slow cooked ox cheek which sits on top of hummus. Served with a fluffy flatbread- great for mopping that hummus.
We also have a beef short rib taco topped with a refreshing chimichurri and pickled diakon.
Finally, a tender beef steak, on a bed of creamy miso mash. A great finish.
On to the sweet treats! Continuing with the small plates ethos, we share a portion of churro inspired ricotta doughnuts. Served with a salted caramel sauce, these were light and moreish.
We also enjoy a chocolate mousse (which covers a scoop of salted caramel ice cream), and a sticky toffee Christmas pudding from the specials board. Both desserts are lovely.
Crocker restaurant review:
We enjoyed our small plates at Crockers. Tasty food, a relaxed atmosphere, and really good service. Well worth a visit. Perhaps we will try the tasting menu next time.
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