Joe and I have eaten at the Deer Park on a few occasions and generally have a good time. It is effectively a restaurant with pub styling. The food is traditional with a twist, the wines are reasonable and they do a good line in cocktails. It's also somewhere that I have happily spent a few hours on a Sunday enjoying the papers and a glass of wine.
Having indulged rather a lot with Indian treats on Friday, none of us were looking for a full three course dinner so we made the most of the sharing plates on offer. We had the antipasti, which comes with dolcelatte, cured meats, marinaded vegetables and flat breads, and rustic breads with olives, roasted garlic, olive oil and balsamic. The big star of the antipasti was the creamy and sharp dolcelatte (a bit of a nose bleeder), while the breads with roasted garlic were fresh and tasty. As is always the case, I felt a little short changed by the oil and balsamic - they never give enough for the amount of bread!
|Antipasti with cured meats, marinaded vegetables and flat breads|
|Rustic breads with olives, roasted garlic, oil and balsamic|
|Linguini with prawns, crab, chilli, chorizo and tomatoes|
I would definitely recommend dining at the Deer Park. The atmosphere is great, which is reflected in just how busy it always is both in the bar and the restaurant. The savouries are always great, but they do need to work a little on the afters.