Fox & Anchor @ Smithfield

The weather has changed, most definitely.
I went out to buy buttons from my favourite haberdashery in West End this afternoon. And the chilliness in the air was pretty invigorating. Yap, I don’t mind cold weather as long as it is not windy or wet. I love being able to put my arms through my treasured cashmere jackets & wool coats. I also love my leather gloves & fluffy warm scarves.
Mmmmmmm…how glamourous…

Anyway, my friend Alex, Hubbie & I had a sumptuous dinner at The Fox & Anchor in Smithfield.
They are a pub as well as a boutique hotel. In theory, you can crash out on their plush four-poster bed if you are too plastered to climb into a cab. However, the bill which will be presented the next day may leave you with more than just a hangover…

The dining area was right next to the bar and rather cramped…

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We knew that their portion would tend to be always on the generous side. So, we decided to share starters instead of ordering them one each.
“Foxes” scotch egg & curried mayo…

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They were served piping hot. I normally don’t eat scotch egg or pork pie sort of nibbles due to their rather unhealthy image – high in salt & saturated fat…etc. However, this scotch egg was very tasty & moreish.

We also ordered mussels in Cornish cider cream…

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The mussels were plump and the sauce was rich & buttery. Mmmm…it was yum.

Then, here came our main course.
Hubbie ordered fish & chips. He is very predictable when it comes to ordering food. Nine out of ten occasions, he orders fish & chips…

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It came with mushy pea. At least, he doesn’t eat his fish & chips with ketchup. Thank god…

My main was beef & ale pie. I also ordered some chips & pea with bacon.
Alex had steak & chips…

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The crust was crispy and buttery. And the stew was wholesome & warming. The meat was so tender. It just melted in my mouth…

Then, here came a dessert time!
I couldn’t walk away without eating their Eton mess…

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What a pretty sight to behold!
So pink & so girly. I find Eton mess so comforting. So bland yet so moreish…
Hubbie invaded my pudding with his teaspoon time to time. I thought you were on diet, darling?

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