2.25.2014

BOARS NEST FARMHOUSE - South Cave

Recently I spent a weekend in Hessle, East Yorkshire. It was the first time I went to Yorkshire, so as a perfect tourist I ate a Yorkshire pudding and Wensleydale cheese in York. 
On one special night, I went in the country side of South Cave for dinner at Boars Nest Farmhouse with my boyfriend and his parents. 
As we walked into this farmhouse, I thought we will go straight to our table, but instead we were shown to a bar area with comfy seats to relax and have a drink while we read the menu. It was a bit unusual and old-fashioned but I really liked it. 
The maître d’hôtel introduced us the special dishes from the board, then he brought us to our table.
Our table was in the middle of the main room, the decor was a mix between rural style with beams across the ceiling and a wild boar taxidermy head and modern with colorful wall papers. 

The food at Boars Nest Farmhouse is British cuisine style with French influence. All dishes were a real bargain, starters were £5, mains £10 and desserts £5 apart from specials dishes from the board.  

The dinner started with some venison paté served with bread as an amuse bouche.
To start my companion went for the rillettes and pickle, I opted for the spinach and goats cheese tart with lentils while his parents had both fish and potato cakes. 
The tart was very good, pastry was light and the lentils dressing gave the dish a real flavour.
 Rillettes and pickle
 Spinach and goats cheese tart with lentils
Red wine braised chicken with mashed potatoes, mushroom and baby onions
For main I chose the red wine braised chicken with mashed potatoes, the sauce was rich and smooth, baby onions were really lovely with the mashed potatoes.
One of the special dish from that night was Venison Wellington served with girolles and baby onions. I am very happy my friend gave me a bite of his dish. Venison was perfectly cooked, his dish was equally as enjoyable as mine. 
As sides we ordered home made chips and vegetables.
Venison Wellington with girolles and baby onions 
From the minute we walked through the door to the end, the maître d’hôtel made us feel very welcome and looked after. It felt like the entire team there was passionate about their job and happy...it was very pleasant. I think it is rare to find the same level of friendly and professional service in London restaurants. 
8/10

Boars Nest Farmhouse
Rudstone Walk
South Cave HU15 2AH
Twitter: @boarsnesthull
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