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By TheophileEscargot (Sat Sep 23, 2006 at 01:27:12 AM EST) ODGF, Eating, LHusi, MLP (all tags)

Finally got to go to the famous St John's restaurant. Been around a while: concentrates on what they call "nose to tail eating": kind of hearty trad-modern food with a lot of offal.

Started off with the bone marrow and parsley salad. Found the marrow a bit bland: you have to extract if from the bones and spread it on the toast with a special implement, which is a bit labour-intensive.

Main course: had the tripe, sausage and chickpea main course. Superb: kind of like a dunkable stew. Tripe was decent, and the sausage was spicy chorizo-ish. Companion had saddle of rabbit which was succulently delicious: probably a better choice than mine.

Sponge pudding for pud: stole some eccles cake as well: both superb.

Would go back. Bill came to eighty-something between us including wine, excluding service.

They seemed a bit fussy over the reservation: actually rang me back on the mobile the day before to make sure I was coming. The place ended up about 80% full, but that was a Thursday; must get booked solid at the weekend.


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St John by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Sep 25, 2006 at 11:59:08 PM EST
I've been wanting to there. 80 quid isn't that bad, especially as I'd imagine skipping the wine would knock 20-30 quid off the price.

I just want to try some really weird offal.

It's political correctness gone mad!

What would be great by R Mutt (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Sep 26, 2006 at 12:15:09 AM EST
Would be to get 8 people together and have the Whole Roast Suckling Pig. One was carried past us when we were there and it looked impressive.

I know too many soft Southerners though. Everyone I mention it too goes "Oooh, yuck, I couldn't possibly eat offal".

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My flatmate by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Sep 26, 2006 at 12:35:01 AM EST
Is psyching himself up to cooking some after he was given a cookbook on it, and I've been thinking about it too. It's quite daunting though. Eating offal I'm cool with, cooking it is another matter altogether.

It's political correctness gone mad!

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I don't really cook much by R Mutt (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Sep 26, 2006 at 12:46:45 AM EST
Liver and bacon is dead easy though, and liver's not really any worse to handle than steak.

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I've cooked liver by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Sep 26, 2006 at 01:05:27 AM EST
And messed it up completely. Cooking something that lightly makes me nervous, though I'm not bothered when it's steak.

I was thinking more of pig's trotters, tongue, brains, you know, the really icky stuff...

It's political correctness gone mad!

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Wonder if we could do an LHusi St Johns visit? by R Mutt (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Sep 26, 2006 at 01:19:44 AM EST
Not sure if we could get enough people together for a feast or the pig. But could probably do it on a weeknight since nobody's getting hammered: weekends seem to be hard for people to make.

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I'm up for it... by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Sep 26, 2006 at 01:45:31 AM EST
Considering I've just spunked 200 quid on a new MP3 player though, it's going to have to wait at least until next pay day!

It's political correctness gone mad!

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