A Table With A View To Die For!
lunch by the river at The Depot in Mortlake
Sunday lunch at The Depot is always full and booking a table can sometimes be difficult. It is a haven for families at that time, and the restaurant is full of hustle and bustle. A mid-week lunchtime, however, is a totally different experience.
The set menu offers 2 courses for £12.50 or 3 from £15.50 but there is also a wide range of choice on the main menu including oysters by the 1/2 dozen.
On of our table opted for 2 courses from the set menu and the other two were tempted on to the main lunch menu. The carpaccio of yellow fin tuna £6.35 was wonderful (but make sure your diners don't mind garlic!) which was followed by a very tasty roast cod with grilled aubergines and cavalo nero £13.50 accompanied by a crisp glass of Chilean Alameda 2008 Sauvignon Blanc(£4.15 Large glass £5.50 Bottle £16.00 )
). One of my companions was slightly disappointed by the crispy duck and watercress salad (main menu price £6.80) due to a heavy sauce which masked the flavour of the duck. She was, however, most impressed with the calf’s liver with crispy pancetta, baby onions and wild mushrooms (main menu price £13.30) which was soft, tender and extremely tasty.
The third diner chose a starter of flaked roast salmon with tuscan bread salad - the flaked salmon was attractively presented on its bed of salad and the combination of textures was a winnerand Roast Landroc pork with chestnut stuffing, parsnip mash, apple compote and very crisply crackling! Both these dishes got his thumbs up for portion size, taste and price – only £12.50 from the set menu!
Sadly we were unable to manage any of the tempting puddings which were available as we had eaten such a splendid meal already. The choices included Prune & Armangac creme brulee with shortbread, Blueberry & almond tart with creme fraiche and honey, and warm chocolate cake with pistachio ice-cream and raspberries to name a few all priced at £4.85 or a selection of cheeses (£7.50).
Currently to make the meal even more attractive you can get £10 off by printing the voucher (click on the link) if you have a minimum of two courses off the "a la carte menu" between now and 28th February (note not available on Valentine's Day or Sundays). So I would recommend cheering yourself up in this chilly time with lunch or dinner at The Depot.
February 5, 2009