well, not our house, but Anita & Andy’s.
BEATSON HOUSE RESTAURANT.
now please bear in mind, i am not a writer, i am most definately not a food critic. i just know what i like. also, as tempting as it is to take photo’s of our meals, tact forbade me. the place is far too nice to have a lout like me clicking away! so off we go!
i discovered Beatson House after befriending Andy on twitter and became their first ever booking on twitter! located in Cawthorne, about ten minutes ride out of Barnsley, it’s the second time we’ve been here for a meal. the first time was for my birthday. so as it was the enemy’s birthday yesterday we decided to pay another visit. so glad we did.
upon arrival we bumped into Andy who was sat on the patio. i’ve met him only once before, but he (and indeed all the staff) greeted me like an old friend. after a brief chat we went in and sat down to enjoy a pre meal drink.
the restaurant is set in a huge old house, with the rooms providing a very intimate feeling rather than one huge area. what impresses me is the use of mirrors instead of pictures in the many frames hanging on the walls. this makes the rooms seem larger and give them more light. clever that!
we were shown to our table. offered some warm bread, we both chose the caramlised onion, and awaited our starters. the enemy had opted for the roasted black sea scallops with sweet chilli jam and creme fraiche, i had the lamb and black pudding filled spring roll served with a mint and cucumber riata and organic watercress.
as for the main course, the enemy had ‘hendersons relish’ marinated welsh lamb rump, with herb encrusted lamb cutlets, minted pea puree & red wine gravy. i had four hour cooked belly pork with a mustard glaze, warm black pudding, caramalised bramley apples & a cider, wholegrain mustard & sage sauce. along with fresh new potato’s and veg (broccoli, carrot & cauliflower cheese). i was tempted for the venison, but i had the pork last time and couldn’t resist! (it has real crackling on top! and it is actually crunchy, not soggy/chewy. excellent!).
and then pudding. sorry, dessert! the enemy had tiramisu ice cream floating in hot espresso with an amaretti dunking biscuit, which also had a slice of fruit cake in which was a candle, and as it was brought to our table ‘happy birthday’ was played. a nice touch.
i had the same as last time….. their secret recipie sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. accompnied with a shot of sticky toffee pudding vodka. (well, two as the enemy was driving)
a bottle of conde de valdemar reserva rioja washed it all down, well for me at least, then we retired to the patio for our coffee’s (served with a peice of hand made fudge….yum…)
as i have said, everyone here makes you feel special.the whole dining experience is top notch, the food itself is outstanding. i would highly recommend Beatson House to anyone living/visiting the Barnsley area.
so many thanks to:
our hosts: Andy
Owner & Chef: Anita
and everyone else there. expect us back in october guys, it’s our wedding anniversary!
oh aye, about the vodka. they sell it too. limited availability. i ordered my bottle long before we’d decided to go for our meal. dinners. some will be winging it’s way down to you!
for more information head to BEATSON HOUSE WEBSITE
2 Darton Road,
S. Yorks, S75 4HR
Tel: 01226 791245