It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … at the Waggon and Horses, Millhouses, Sheffield
Last week I was kindly invited to attend [with a plus one] and sample the new Festive Christmas Menu that went ‘live’ on 14th November.
As always nothing is ever straight forward with us and due to a huge smash on the motor way my plus one – Sue – was running an hour late! She was still on the M1 outside Derby when we should have been tucking into our starters.
Luckily this didn’t prove to be a problem. I rang ahead to advise we were running late and was reassured that our table was safe and it would be o.k to turn up whenever Sue made an appearance. Phew … I had been envisaging my pre-ordered Beef dinner all day … the thought of going home to Beans on toast wasn’t so appealing.
As you can imagine when we eventually showed up Sue was slightly flustered. A big glass of red was promptly ordered. I had larger because I am a cheap date.
So first impressions …
It was my first visit. I know where have I been ?? I found it very homely and welcoming, as were the waitresses. There were crackers, candles and a beautiful rose on our table for two. There were Christmas lights twinkling in the windows. It just needed to snow and Micheal Buble to pop out from behind the bar singing and it would have been perfect … I made Sue [under protest … I think she was still stressed form her 6.5 hour journey] wear her Christmas Cracker hat to get in the mood.
We had pre-ordered our 3-course meal which costs £22.95 each . However Monday – Wednesday up until 12th December it is only £17.95 for 3 courses which I think is a brilliant deal considering how much food you get.
2 courses between 12pm -3pm is £17.95
For my starter I ordered the Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail [below]
I love a traditional starter and you don’t get much more traditional than a Prawn Cocktail. I could not fault anything about this – it was delicious. I’ve found in the past at other establishments that its been all lettuce , no seafood. The ratio seafood to lettuce at The Waggon was definitely in the seafoods favour. I likey. I could have eaten it again.
Sue had the Curried Parsnip Soup with Cummin Seed Yoghurt and Crusty Baquette. Whilst she loved the fact the bread arrived warm, she found the soup slightly too thick and spicy for her liking.
Then it was onto the mains…
I had Slow Braised Shin of Beef with Creamy Mash , a Red Wine and Port Jus and Crisp Pancetta, while Sue had Roast Yorkshire Bronze Turkey , Goose Fat and Garlic Roast Potatoes …
All mains come with Roasted Carrots and Parsnips, Braised Red Cabbage and Juniper Glazed Sprouts
I had to laugh as Sue tucked into and admired her turkey and sausages. Her exact words ” this is a substantial, good piece of meat” [ I have a dirty mind … what can I say]
We both thoroughly enjoyed our mains. There is no scrimping and you get ALOT of good food. I struggled to finish all of mine AND I have the appetite of a baby elephant.
Everything was lovely but especially the beef which melted in my mouth, the sprouts which were cooked to perfection and the red cabbage which was delicious.
Like I mentioned previously Sue loved the meat 🙂
We were both feeling pretty stuffed at this point and on the recommendation of the Chef we decided to share a dessert. – Chocolate and Raspberry torte with black cherry ice cream
It was again another fabulous course but I’m glad we decided to share. The torte was very rich and just enough between two of us. The home made cherry ice cream was wonderful.
I have had a lot of Christmas meals out in my 47 years [ but never cooked one – I know , I know! ] and I have to say hand on heart this was amongst the best. You get a lot of food for your money but its good, quality food at the same time.
I would definitely recommend it
I also like the sound of the Sunday Night Pop Quiz…
Waggon and Horses can be found at 57, Abbeydale Road South, Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QQ.
Tel – 0114 303 4243 / email – firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a large carpark and disabled access
- The meal was kindly gifted me in exchange for an honest review. As always all thoughts, opinions and photographs are strictly my own