On a short visit home recently, mum, dad and I took the opportunity to visit the Parson’s nose for Sunday lunch.  The Parson’s Nose do a great Sunday lunch offer with a set price menu of two or three courses.  It offers really great value and has a lot of local produce at the heart of the menu. 
For starter I chose the beetroot cured Glenarm salmon, chives creme fraiche and crispy fish cake. This was a great dish. The smoked salmon was really good and the little fish cake added a great bit of texture to the plate.  My dad had the smoked haddock, bacon and scallion chowder. (Scallions are spring onions for my English readers!) The chowder came with wheaten bread and Abernethy butter which is the most delicious local butter. I highly recommend you try some. I mean Heston uses it….

For main course mum and dad had the roast beef. The beef just melted in the mouth! I had the roast fillet of hake with lobster cream sauce and charred lemon. Simple and delicious. 

For pudding dad and I had the buttermilk pannacotta, spiced gingerbread madeline, and orange syrup.  I really loved the creaminess of the pannacotta (dad always compares any pannacotta to the Poacher’s Pocket where I haven’t yet been. He said this was nearly as good) I also loved the spice of the gingerbread. It added a lovely warmth to the dish.

I’d certainly a visit to The Parson’s Nose.  The food was influenced by local produce, was high quality and it was fantastic value for three courses. 

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