Hi everyone, so its been a long time since I blogged anything but with the job with rhubarb and my little girl being born its been quite a year! So, when a lizzie and I got a chance to go out and eat somewhere new together we jumped at the chance.
So last week we went to The Bell, Shepperton. The new head chef Neil Wackrill is the biggest influence on my cooking and it was amazing to eat this food again after 8 years of not working together.
The food is simple good food. I’m not going to pigeon hole Neil’s cooking as its cooked from the heart and not cooking to impress the guides.
We started with a pint of prawns with chilli vinegar and a salad of shredded vegetables, very fresh sweet plump shell on prawns and really nicely spiced vinegar was an awesome way to start the meal even if I did have to peel all of Lizzies prawns!
Closely followed by 2 types of mussels, mine was a classic moules mariniere and Lizzies had moules Provençale. This dish was something Neil taught me when we worked together in Brighton and we couldn’t keep enough in stock. Nothing has changed the flavour was superb, clean, fresh and moreish making go back for another then another.
The highlight of the meal was the mains where we had a selection of the menu in a platter. Very good quality rib-eye and sirloin steak and spiced baby chicken served with spiced vegetable rice, chips, portabella mushrooms, confit tomatoes and green beans. Perfectly cooked steaks and chicken rice with just the right amount spice and seasoning.
Lizzie and I tore though an awful lot of food but still couldn’t finish, as the portions here are generous to say the least but very reasonably priced for Surrey. We will be definitely be eating here again very soon, I loved the relaxed feel of the bell it’s a proper British pub and it now has a proper chef serving a proper quality food. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone go and give it a try.
Remember live to eat don’t eat to live