Food Porn: The Sportsman at Seasalter

You may recall, last year I told you about a little family tradition of ours to go out for a meal after Christmas. Last year it was Read’s at Faversham that was our host, this year we were lucky enough to book at table at Michelin starred, The Sportsman at Seasalter.

I need to put in a little disclaimer here because I am silly I forgot my memory card for my camera and therefore had to rely on phone cameras that did NOT do the food justice, so just take my word for it!

To choose you food you need to glaze your eyes over the chalk boards which list a whole host of delights. They do not print menus as the selection changes often with the season. As an added bonus all of their fish and meat is locally sourced. 
Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

The pub itself does not look like your typical Michelin starred restaurant. It’s a pub. It has a dart board and a bar and van gogh painted toilets. Its comfortable and homely and low key.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

With a big cosy fireplace to boot…

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

The other cool thing about this place, that I really appreciated was the the walls are adorned with paintings by local artists that you can admire and purchase if one particularly catches your eye.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

My choice for the starter was the Slip Sole Grilled in Smoked Salt Butter. It looks basic but let me assure you that the flavour was not. It needed nothing else on the plate.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

Then for my main I went for the Monkshill Farm Chicken with Pork & Chestnut Stuffing & Bread Sauce. It was, in a word, perfection. I’m sorry Dad but they were the best roast potatoes I have ever eaten in my life.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

Other popular choices around the table were Suet Pudding of Slow Braised Monkshill Farm Lamb Leg.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

Pontefract Beef – Ox Cheek Braised in Liquorice & Onion.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

Cod Fillet with Chestnut, Parsley & Brussel Sprouts.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

Then, the final decision to be made is always a tough one… the pudding.

    Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

The resounding favourite choice around the table and my own choice in fact landed with the Bramley Apple Souffle with Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

The experience of eating it was actually quite odd. The smooth texture of the souffle with such a strong flavour of apple unexpected but once embraced, very enjoyable.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

Others went for the Dark Chocolate Tart with Clementine Ice Cream.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

Cream Cheese Ice Cream, Pear Puree, Meringue & Ginger Cake Crumbs.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

The food was all delicious and would thoroughly recommend booking yourselves in if you’re ever down near Whitstable. The prices are more than you would pay in an average restaurant (mains £20, starters and desserts £10ish) but the food is definitely more than average and I would say it is worth every penny.

Not only was the food top notch, the company was also pretty damn good.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

It was a lovely way to end my Christmas break and celebrate the start of 2015, cheers!

Rachel Tries Life ¦ The Sportsman at Seasalter

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