You can tell I’ve been off all of this week, I don’t think we’ve had as many lunches out! Julie hadn’t been to Anthony’s at Flannels and it’s a few years since I’ve been with a client, so we fancied easing the load of our weary shopper’s feet with a cheeky lunch on the top floor of Flannels.
It was reasonably busy to say it was a grey Thursday in October and we had a very nice fixed price lunch (£15 for two courses, quite reasonable) and as you’d expect from a restaurant bearing the moniker Anthony, the food was seasonal and incredibly well judged.
I had a starter of pigeon breast and black pudding (Julie abstained, fancying a pudding) and she had a pumpkin risotto she proclaimed as ‘creamy and comforting’ whilst my rib of beef stew was satisfyingly sticky and unctious. Side order of their famous chips just had to be done.
The meal was accompanied by a delightful Rioja Rosado (we’re still clinging on to the last hurrah of sunshine) and JD finished off with a light and non fattening banana pannacotta with toffee sauce.
I’d recommend Anthony’s if you fancy a stylish lunch in between retail therapy – good value if you go for the set menu and lots of treats if you don’t. Attentive and sharp service all adds to the overall enjoyable experience.