The Old Bank Snettisham Review
Beautiful Norfolk! We love visiting or staying on the Norfolk coast and enjoying all the fresh, delicious food that it has to offer. Our latest visit was to the Old Bank in Snettisham, a cosy Bistro offering a delicious tasting and a la carte menu.
Featured in the Michelin and the Good Food Guide, the Old Bank is family owned and run by Aga and Lewis King. We love to try as much as possible from the menu when eating out, so went for the tasting menu option. The menu is priced very reasonably at £55 per person.
Bread and amuse-bouche:
We get started with some freshly baked sourdough bread served with butter. As a bread fan, I always look forward to this during a meal and this lived up to expectations. Fabulously warm and crusty.
The bread was enjoyed alongside a silky, feather-light cauliflower velouté and some crisp pork nuggets. Full of flavour and a great start to a great meal.
Next, smoked haddock served with Jerusalem artichoke, pickled apple and a smoked mussel bisque. Topped with artichoke crisps, this was a tasty dish.
This photograph does not do this pretty dish justice. A light goats cheese mousse with chargrilled leeks, confit new potato, and black winter truffle. Topped with some handmade potato crisps. Rich and absolutely delicious.
This was my favourite dish from an excellent bunch. A hunk of pan roasted halibut served with roscoff onion, butternut squash puree, a chunky king oyster mushroom, hispi cabbage and a sherry sauce. FABULOUS.
Our super-tasty meat course was a loin of Norfolk lamb served with roasted cauliflower, pommes puree and sprouts which were cooked with bacon lardons. A rich lamb sauce completed this comforting plate of food.
Our first dessert (yes we had two!) was a silky white chocolate and Brillat Savarin cheesecake. The Brillat Savarin cheese gave a light but super creamy texture. Served alongside is a fresh yoghurt sorbet with both Earl Grey prune and Clementine gels. Lip-licking deliciousness!
Finally, we end with all of my top dessert flavours in one rich and delicious dish. A smooth honey parfait with crunchy peanuts, sweet caramel, and aerated chocolate. What a fabulous end to a fabulous menu.
The Old Bank:
We were so pleased to have squeezed in our visit to this wonderful bistro before the county went into another lockdown. A real quality restaurant, the food was so tasty and generous. We will most definitely return to as soon as we can.
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