We are always pleased to be reviewed by local press, magazines, websites and bloggers… most of our reviews are very positive and the review in Sevenoaks Life magazine was a really pleasing review.
We’ve copied the review out below – hope you enjoy reading it – we certainly did!
This month, Food Editor Regan Maloney has been out and about in Kent in search of a good Sunday roast. Full reviews of both restaurants, along with other great recommendations, recipes and dinner party game ideas can be found at www.whatiatelastnight.com
Ambiance : Interior Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is responsible for the newly refurbished Imperial Arms, adding a touch of opulence to a traditional pub environment. It feels instantly comfortable and familiar, with possibly the plushest toilets I’ve ever seen in a pub!
Service : The owner, Allan Weeks (previous owner of ‘Jazz’ clothes shop in Beckenham) is a friendly face behind the bar, whilst his wife Tina ensures a smooth running kitchen. They are assisted by a great new Chef, and a talented group of young girls behind the bar, some of whom are professional singers and provide live music from 4pm on a Sunday.
Food : A small but perfectly formed menu with good old–fashioned pub favourites. We opted for the scampi with skinny chips and homemade tartar sauce, and the roast lamb. Both were good-sized portions, and the scampi was freshly made with good quality langoustines and lightly fried in a fine coating of flour.
The roast lamb came with all of the trimmings – Yorkshire puddings, mint sauce and gravy to die for. The potatoes were perfectly fluffy on the inside and crispy on the out, and the lamb was nicely cooked. For dessert, there was only one option – but a good one! British strawberries and cream.
Drink : A good selection of beers with a nice tasting Pilsner. The house red is a good strong Sicilian, full of flavour and served in a decent sized wine glass. Other wines available are reasonably priced and come with quirky recommendations such as ‘Muscular with broad shoulders & a great sense of humour’ for the Marktree Merlot
Overview : A great roast in a traditional family pub setting