22 May 2013

Garrison Public House

This weekend I wanted to go to the Riding House Cafe as a number of people had recommended it (including Time Out), however as I left it very late to book for a Saturday night all the tables had been reserved, so we decided to give their partner restaurant, The Garrison a go.
I really like rustic simpleness of all of these chains and the menu seemed like it wouldn’t disappoint so I was actually quite excited to go. Plus, its situated on Bermondsey Street, which is fast becoming one of my favourite areas for drinks.

To start with I went for the duck with caramelised onions and rocket on toasted bread. The duck was lovely, and went quite well with the onions and rocket, however the toast was rock hard, I couldn’t cut it for the life of me (and neither could my boyfriend) so that was disappointing as I had to leave half of the dish. T had the venison pate and toast which he enjoyed and he could actually eat his toast.

For the main I had Lamb rump with asparagus, slow-roasted tomatoes and sauce aux girolles, which was very nice and much better than my starter. T had the 8 oz steak of the day with tomatoes and chips (which I kept stealing). As lovely as my new potatoes were, I wish I’d opted for the chips as they were amazing. Probably the best part of the meal.

As well as the main restaurant and bar they also have a private dining room and cinema, which could be quite fun with a group of people.

All in all, I wasn’t really blown away with The Garrison and probably wouldn’t go again and the food didn’t impress me but the staff and atmosphere made the evening enjoyable. Garrison on Urbanspoon

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