I was lucky enough to visit The White Horse Romsey on Saturday 23rd September with a fellow local blogger Storm. Check out her blog, she’s a fab mummy to little Mila! We were kindly invited to The White Horse Romsey to try their ‘Light Lunch Menu’. Unsure what to expect we were kindly greeted when we arrived and swiftly shown to our table. We arrived we were the only people in the Brasserie, but that was mainly because we booked for 12 o’clock before the Saturday lunch time rush. The staff were very assertive and friendly.
Looking around the hotel and brasserie you could tell The White Horse Romsey is a unique establishment, the décor is to a very high standard. The interior is really spacious and finished to a homely feel. I was therefore very interested to find out if the food complimented their high standards.
Opening onto a charming courtyard, The Brasserie is an elegant setting fit for any occasion. From a relaxed family lunch to a romantic dinner for two. Holder of two AA Rosettes, this popular restaurant serves beautifully presented British cuisine, showcasing the finest local and seasonal ingredients.
We were presented with the lovely menus, where we could choose anything off of the ‘Light Lunch Menu’ – As you will see further down my post the food was scrummy and very photogenic! Myself and Storm decided we fancied trying a selection of the menu to get a real flavour of what The White Horse is serving on this menu.
The food is locally sourced from within Hampshire, allowing The White Horse Romsey to use fresh produce. We opted for the follow;
Confit Chicken Croquettes
Hampshire Pork Sausage Scotch Egg
Skinny Sweet Potato Fries
Salt and Pepper Squid
The photograph shows the wonderful Hampshire Pork Sausage Scotch Egg and the Confit Chicken Croquettes. The Scotch Egg was AMAZING.. the egg was bright orange (Free Range) and the yolk very runny, just how you’d expect a homemade scotch egg to be! The Dill side accompanied the scotch egg perfectly and the taste exceeded my expectations. The Confit Chicken Croquettes looked lovely, accompanied with the tarragon mayonnaise. I did however find the Confit Chicken a little too dry. However a dash of the tarragon mayonnaise really helped to counter act the dryness.
Our next dish was the wonderful salt and pepper calamari, and WOW! This calamari was up there with some of the best calamari I have ever tasted. It was flavoursome and you really did get good value for money in regards to the quantity you received. To accompany the Calamari was a flavoursome Chilli Jam, and what a lovely amid a bit spicy jam it was!
After tasting all these amazing flavours we finished of with a succulent Chocolate dessert! The ‘Dark Chocolate Delice’ was a rich chocolate mousse layered with milk ice cream, chocolate crackling and white chocolate… It was heaven on a plate and Gluten Free. The chocolate crackling made it extra special being able to crack it and taste it along with the mousse.
I had the most loveliest time at The White Horse Romsey from the attentiveness of the staff, to the tastefulness of the food and also good company. The food exceeded my personal expectations, each dish came with an accompanying sauce which allowed the flavour to compliment each other. Each dish was presented on slate boards which made it easier to share! The only downside to the whole experience was leaving the white horse romsey in the rain. I recommend anyone who is planning a visit to try the Calamari and Dark Chocolate Delice! You will not be disappointed. Thank you to The White Horse for allowing me to experience your wonderful Brasserie restaurant and to try the light lunch menu.
Why not book today to try for yourself?
* This experience was gifted in exchange for a honest review.