The Fountain House, located in Albert Square, launched on November 18 with an exclusive launch party.
In terms of food, the chefs serve up fresh, seasonal dishes and pub classics that pair perfectly with a new wine list as well as tasty and innovative bar snacks if you are looking for light bites.
The setting is beautiful, beautifully laid out over three floors as you enter the bar and descend the stairs to the warm and welcoming restaurant.
The menu is a good read with a plethora of options for all palettes with palettes to share including baked camembert with a crusty tofu crust and almonds accompanied by red pepper hummus, eggplant harissa among other goodies. .
Our meal began with a perfectly smooth poultry liver served with sourdough, apricots, ginger and hazelnuts.
The star of the show was the Lamb Belly Donut, fluffy lamb belly in a crispy coating topped with salted anchovy dots, caper ketchup and crisp mint. A truly exceptional entry.
What Sunday menu wouldn’t be completely without a roast? Well, The Fountain House exceeds expectations.
The roast trio offers a taste of every meat on offer – a slice of roast beef, a chicken thigh and a pork belly. Served with roasted potatoes, grilled hispi cabbage, roasted maple carrots, mashed parsnips, Yorkshire pudding and of course gravy. Is there a better way to spend a Sunday?
If you’re interested in something a little different, options include a short rib and flank burger or a gorgeous beef mince with a duck egg, hen of the woods, and horseradish sauce.
The cider breaded fish was a treat with tri-baked dripping fries, tartar sauce, pickle ketchup and pea pudding which was a nice addition.
The dessert menu reaches all the notes you want. Bramley apple crumble, sticky caramel pudding, brownie and an orange and ginger pudding.
Our stay at The Fountain House was a resounding success. An excellent meal, in a good setting and friendly and attentive service. Is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?