Tiny little starter

I have enjoyed the meals I have had at the Fullers’ hotels I have stayed at, Drayton Court, and the Fox and Goose. I was recently back in London and I chose to stay at The Queen’s Head in Kingston, which is another Fullers’ hotel. Smaller, and more like a pub with rooms, I found it a lovely place to stay. The staff were warm, friendly and welcoming. I liked the bar area, which felt nostalgic, but still smart and tidy. I liked the wooden furniture and fittings.

The room I had was nice, it certainly had character. It had very tall ceilings and all the furniture you would expect in a hotel room and then some. I liked how it had an Nespresso machine and a fridge. Drayton Court had a Nespresso machine, but no fridge, whilst the Fox and Goose had a fridge, but didn’t have a coffee machine. I was pleased with my choice.

I went downstairs to the bar to eat, there was a similar menu available to the other Fullers’ hotels. I looked over the menu and for my starter I had the pig cheek, potato puree, shallots, chervil, with a white wine sauce. There were quite a few starters on the menu that I liked the idea of, but decided to go with this dish, as I’ve not had anything like it before. It arrived quite promptly.

This was definitely a starter sized portion. There was a deliciously tender pork cheek delicately placed on top of the  potato puree. There was a great tasting sauce, and it was garnished with the shallots and chopped chervil. I really enjoyed the starter, it was a great start to my meal.

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