Summer in the City seems a brighter prospect with the arrival of Blackhouse’s gin garden. Prime steak, premium cocktails and an outdoor space in which to sip them, and all is right with the world.
The Gin Garden will open on 24 May and will feature Martin Miller’s Gin and a superb people-watching spot.
A wide selection of new dishes will be available, with the emphasis on sea and freshwater food, including Loch Duart salmon, swordfish and stone bass. Vegetarians will be happy with a twice baked cauliflower cheese souffle or a torched red pepper houmous dish – and a main of miso glazed aubergine steak.
Those who enjoy meat can choose from spring lamb, pork, chicken and, of course, Blackhouse’s renowned 28 days wet and dry aged steaks, with a choice of origin – Argentina, Australia, Ireland and England. Each steak is dried in a Himalayan rock salt chamber for 24 hours to maximise flavour.
Additions to the dessert menu are bound to appeal to the sweet-toothed: chocolate and peanut butter fondant or cookies and cream cheesecake – and the boozy smokey old fashioned affogato
Grill on the Square will continue to offer its express lunch menu, with a main course for £10 from Monday to Friday from noon until 4pm. For an extra £2, there’s coffee and cake to take back to work, such as salted caramel or white chocolate and raspberry.
The Saturday Bottomless Brunch experience will continue, with 90 minutes of free-flowing Prosecco, beer or house wine for just £30 – hardly surprising that it’s so popular.
On Sunday lunch, one course will cost you £14.50. Two courses are priced at £19.50 and 3 courses are £24.50, but availability is limited.
Feature photograph by Stan Graham. Remaining photographs provided by Pink Gorilla.
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