I was in London a few weeks ago and ended up in a town near Bray. I remembered that that was the home of the Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal's Top Restaurant, and also remembered that he had a pub right across, Called The Hinds Head, so we decided to have lunch there. We were quite lucky to get a table since the place was quite full, we called a few minutes in advance and they gave us a table.
As we were seated, we proceeded to order our appetizers, typical English Pub food but with Heston's magic touch:
Scotch and Eggs: Crispy on the outside and moist almost soft boiled egg on the inside..lovely!
Pork Pie: Another classic, served with English Mustard.
Last, Devils on Horseback: Prune, stuffed with mango Chutney and wrapped in Bacon. It's baked so its not as oily as the fried version.
I enjoyed the 3, but the Scotch and Eggs were my favorite. After a quick break, we had our main courses:
Salad of Raw Scottish Beef with Raddicchio and Horseradish: Of course, anything raw always catches my attention. This was thinly sliced beef like Carpaccio, with a light salad. Very good.
Next, Oxtail and Kidney Pudding: This was my best dish of the meal(the picture does not do justice to how this dish tasted). Bread pudding stuffed with Oxtail and kidneys, with a thick gravy sauce. Genius!
Last, Aberdeenshire Rump Steak with Bone Marrow Sauce and Fries: This dish was just so-so but the fries were exceptionally good. Twice fried I think.
A quick walk after lunch led me to The Fat Duck Restaurant, just 50 meters away. a very simple place, although it's a place of worship for foodies worldwide. You need 2 months notice to eat there, so some time soon I'll get there.