Sunday Lunch@No.131,Cheltenham

Yesterday we put the clocks back an hour – so today’s blog incorporates time as a theme. We are having lunch at No.131 in Cheltenham. It is a seemingly huge place on several floors and we are shown downstairs to somewhere that resembles a cross between a basement and an old conservatory.

The moment has arrived to order beer and I pick the Best Bitter from Brooklyn Brewery. Even though we are not against the clock, we decide to skip starters and get straight into seconds. Rock is having the fillet of hake with puy lentils, lardo and sherry vinaigrette and it takes me only a minute to decide to have the braised ox cheek with horseradish mash and caramelised carrots.

The cooking of the fish has been timed to perfection, crispy skin and flaky flesh and it works really well with the lentils. The ox cheek is very tender, has a great flavour and is complemented well by the mash. The caramelised carrots are not as exciting as they sound. I decide to up the tempo with a second pint of best bitter.

Rock cannot face watching me eat dessert alone and so we order two spoons for the treacle tart with clotted cream. It delivers…big time!

I have to hand it to them, I really cannot think of any reason to delay coming back here soon.  Now, where’s the calendar?


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

3 thoughts on “Sunday Lunch@No.131,Cheltenham”

  1. I so enjoy reading your posts! I shared this one with my workmate and commented on how in the United States restaurants we have such plain, mundane food. Even in our best restaurant in town you only get basic meat, vegetable, and potato choices. No fancy sauces for us; and I don’t think I have ever been a restaurant that served lentils! Thank you for sharing the beautiful meals that you are enjoying! I feel much more worldly just by reading your blog:)

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    1. I’m so glad that you enjoy reading my posts. It is really sad to hear that it is difficult for you to find interesting food nearby. I have to say that we have plenty of very ordinary restaurants near us too and we often have to find places when we are travelling or make a special trip. You may not have interesting food nearby but you certainly have interesting wildlife! We love your pictures. W&R

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