The Paddington Inn has recently undergone a bit of a facelift. Well, lets face it, everyone likes to keep themselves tidy. And really, who wants to age gracefully? (Hint: not me!) Its not just the exterior thats had a rejuvenationthe food has too.
You see, I like to consider myself a bit of a Calamari Fritti Connoisseur so when I saw Calamari Fritti with Oregano Salt on the menu it was a no brainer. Along with the Stuffed Goats Cheese Zucchini Flowers, we were in heaven. The fritti was light, buttery and melt-in-the-mouth. The stuffed flowers were rich with the signature sharpness of the cheese cutting through the oiliness. Decadent is an understatement.
Lets just say, those new years resolutions were temporarily put on hold. (Needless to say we demolished them.) The mains, were good honest pub fare, done well. I had the Salmon Fillet special while my journo friend had the Prawn Linguine. The serving sizes were generous and I really struggled to finish mineand thats saying something!
Dessert was a little bit of a let downonly because we didnt get any! Unfortunately for us (but not our waistlines) they had sold out. So, if you manage to get to The Paddington Inn make sure you try out the Chocolate Fondant and report back. Actually, while those new years resolutions are on hold maybe I can still squeeze one in #reviewtowin