I've mentioned in the past that me and 4 girlies have a weekly 'Dinner Club' - this involves us taking turns to host and cook dinner once a week. We all arrive in our pyjamas, eat a feast, and then get snuggly with a DVD or game. It's so much fun and we usually spend 2 hours straight gossiping!
On the odd occasion we like to get dressed up and pop out somewhere a bit more swish and as Christmas is a few sleeps away we thought it was the perfect excuse!
We headed to Stanwell House in Lymington, this was probably my 5th visit to Stanwells and it never disappoints, hence why I've had to share this little gem with you! Situated towards the bottom of the High Street (if you've been to Lymington you'll know the High Street is one massive hill) it's hidden in a gorgeous old building behind some double doors...
I always opt for the Bistro Menu as they do excellent deals - this evening was no exception, £26.45 for 3 courses (it's even cheaper at lunch!) I ordered Breaded Mozzarella, Pork Belly, and Christmas Pudding and prepared for a taste explosion!!!
While we were waiting, slowly sipping on wine, and discussing our exciting plans for Christmas we had a surprise course placed in front of our eyes... there laid a little glass container filled with cauliflower soup, topped with a golden drizzle of Indian oil. The soup was warm and yummy and the curry flavoured oil added a real kick of flavour. It's safe to say they all quickly disappeared again.
Next up was the Breaded Mozzarella, this was warm a gooey (could of done with a few minutes extra as the middle wasn't completely melted.)
Time for the main... Pork Belly, Roasties, Sprouts and Beans topped with a delicious sauce. Words cannot begin to explain how amazing this was, 3 of us chose this and our plates were literally licked clean, I could of eaten it all again!
Mmmm Christmas Pudding topped with Brandy Custard...
Isabel's chocolate Crème Brule with homemade biscuits...
Jayne & Kirsty opted for raspberry mille feuille...
We thought the fun ended there but we were wrong... next we were treated to fresh pots of tea and warm mince pies!!! I don't like tea so they kindly changed it for a rich, yummy hot chocolate.
After 5 courses and lots of belly laughs we were very full and very sleepy. An excellent night out and a perfect festive meet up. If you ever get the chance to visit Lymington I would highly recommend taking a break in Stanwells and grabbing some of their gorgeous food, you won't be disappointed!