The Old Stables
The old stable block of the leafy Allerton Manor estate is now a family-friendly restaurant offering British classics, Sunday roasts and brunch favourites perfect for setting you up for a round of golf, and a large outdoor terrace for letting you chill with a glass of wine after.
The morning menu offers sustenance in the form of a full English (there’s even a kids’ version called Little Stables), a brioche breakfast barm or even a stack of American-style pancakes; alternatively, get eggy with Benedict or Florentine muffins, or a veggie frittata. A selection of salads, sandwiches and soup of the day have you covered in the lunch department, while Sunday sees the roasts rolled out: the usual choices are rare roast beef, chicken and a vegan mushroom and squash wellington, all served with herb-crusted roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. A selection of crowdpleasers off the usual menu are also available, including fish and chips, bangers and mash, and spiced lamb kofta in a flatbread with red onion, chilli, tomato and mint yoghurt, with a special set price for two or three courses. Steak fans are in heaven Monday to Saturday, with a choice of fillet or rump and peppercorn, Béarnaise or red wine sauces, or steak sandwich with blue cheese, or steak burger topped with Monterey Jack cheese, crisp chilli slaw and burger sauce. Fans of fowl, fear not – there’s a duck and orange pâté on the menu we ogled, and one of the mains is wild garlic-stuffed chicken.
Desserts are homemade, tempting and there’s quite the spread, from a lemon posset with ginger crumb and biscotti to a white chocolate and strawberry cheesecake with raspberry sorbet and roasted white chocolate crumb. Don’t mind if we do.
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