On Sunday, a few of us headed south of the river for lunch at the newly opened branch of The Draft House. It's a top class pub serving a comprehensive list of draft and bottled beers and classic bistro food.
Staff were not only friendly but genuinely excited about the venture and happy to recommend their favourite beers and best dishes of the day. We shared a couple of starters: cured arbroath salmon with watercress and a couple of the mini burgers. The burger meat was very good quality although it was a little cooked for my liking. The mains were excellent: my pork belly with creamy mash dotted with small chunks of black pudding was comfort food perfection. Mmm, crackling.
With 50% off, our food bill came to just over £50 for six people. Great value indeed. Will be back.