26 Apr The Duke of Richmond
Lucky Dalstoners! Tom Oldroyd (Oldroyd) has taken over the local corner boozer and given it a hell of a makeover, whilst keeping the stunningly graphic wooden floor which has seen it all before. The facade and the walls happily wear linden green, the terrace is all fairy-lighted, and the sunny dining room features sleek black seating and tasteful posters.
In the kitchen, Rory Shannon rustles up epic plates, mixing gastropub and dusted-off old-school French fare: brilliant Cornish crab and broad beans vol-au-vent; crunchy asparagus, home-cured duck and hazelnut vinaigrette; soft lamb sweetbreads, mash, peas, morels and powerful jus; proper burger and fries, upgraded with roquefort and confit shallots; the stickiest date toffee pudding with crème fraîche ice cream; joyous café liégeois, from the bottom up of course. Let it all slide with the nice selection of beers and cosmopolitan wines.
Kids eat free (Fri)
Mum and Dad lunch club – Soft play area (Tues and Thurs 12-4pm)
THE SPOT TO KNOW
WHEN TO GO
Burger Mondays (£10)
Free Bloody Marys till midday on Sat
THE EXTRA MILE
Sat brunch: £7-13.50
Wine: glass from £5.50, bottle from £22
Tuesday 12-4 and 6-9.30pm
Thursday 12-4 and 6-10.30pm