Whilst I was in Llandudno a little while back I went for dinner at the Cottage Loaf pub in Llandudno.
I had eaten lunch here before when I had visited Llandudno in Summer 2016 and we had found the pub by sheer fluke down a side street off the high street. The lunch was delicious and on visiting Llandudno again I instantly suggested we ate here.
For starters I had the Chicken, Pork and Cranberry Terrine served with Apple Chutney and Crispy French Toast. I will not lie, I could easily have ate two of these. The terrine was amzing and the chutney had just the right amount of tang to really bring the flavour out of the terrine. I so wish I had the recipe for this chutney as I’m sure it would taste fantasic with all sorts of savoury dishes and cheese and biscuits.
If the starter wasn’t mouth watering enough the main certainly stepped up to the table! I picked the Surf and Turf which was not what you would traditionally think of. It was Roasted Belly Pork, Isle of Man Queen Scallops in Garlic Cream, Parsnip Puree Parmentier Potatoes topped with crispy streaky bacon. Oh my! It was amazing and cooked to perfection.
After a little break to let what we had eaten settle we came to dessert. I had the Classic Creme Brulee served with Shortbread Biscuits and Berries.The creme brulee was served in a vintage cup and was perfectly set with the sugar topping all caramalised beautifully. The shortbread biscits just melted in the mouth and the berries and sauce were not over sweetened and gave just the right amount of tangy bite that accompanied the sweet creme brulee perfectly.
The Cottage Loaf is an independant gastro pub and the food and service have been spot on both times I have ate here. I’m just sorry that it is a three hour train ride away from where I live as I would certainly visit more often.