Situated in the middle of the Abingdon Road is Home, a restaurant and pub that offers a relaxed atmosphere, a great menu with hints of daring, and a lavish but approachable set-up. It is nice to go to a restaurant geared at families that still manages to retain an exceedingly good selection of meals.
Lacking a fixed menu, changing week-by-week, the selection of food is a mix of comforting staples and refreshing culinary experiments. We began with comfort and a appetising baked Camembert with chutney and homemade bread. This was the perfect sharing starter, particularly with some additional bread, a warm gooey treat that didn't overwhelm the palette.
For our mains we chose a pair of steaks, striploin and lamb. The striploin came with mushrooms, tomatoes and chips and was, as my partner observed, cooked perfectly. It represents the approachable familiar that makes up half the menu, with fish and chips and a burger also available. But this doesn't prevent it from impressing, making it a scrumptious main. My choice was the lamb, which came with black pudding mash, chantenay carrots, and savoy cabbage. The meat is, again, cooked just right, whilst the carrots and cabbage both added to the meal beautifully. The black pudding mash shows the inventive flair that Home has towards its food. A creation of the chef, it is not aesthetically pleasing but does have an interesting taste, one that grew in quality the more I ate of it.
For pudding we both chose the rich chocolate mousse. Upon its arrival it was clear this was the right choice, a delightful mousse that was not too sweet but was still far too easy to finish; it was a great enhancement to our impeccable mains. The food of Home is really quite special - I would gladly eat there every Sunday.
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