We were on our way somewhere else when we passed a sign for The Inn at Farnborough. We’d meant to pay it a visit for ages so stopped off to see if they had a table.
It was a beautiful day and we managed to get a table out in the garden. They have a decent size menu. Starters/ small plates ranged from £7.50 to £12. I went for Wykham Farm Asparagus and the Gin Whisperer had Charcuterie & Potted Pork pate. The asparagus came with mozzarella and chargrilled peaches. Whilst it looked quite small it tasted lovely. The Gin Whisperer was very impressed with his starter. It was huge and came with ‘proper thick bread’, not little wafers of grilled bread!
Mains ranged from £10.50 to £18. We chose seared tuna fillet and charcoal grilled duck breast. The duck came with summer peas and beans, quinoa and a black cherry and Pinot Noir dressing. The tuna came with sesame, soy and orange, saffron potato salad, wasabi creme fraiche, cucumber and asparagus. My duck was really good but I didn’t like the creme fraiche with the tuna. The Gin Whisperer did so that was good. For dessert we had White and Dark chocolate hazelnut brownie cheesecake with black cherry ice cream, £6.50, and the English strawberry tasting plate, £8.75. The tasting plate consisted of Strawberry Daiquiri, ice cream, marshmallo, meringue and a macaroon.
I never normally have cheesecake but this one was really nice. Perfect for a summers afternoon. The tasting plate was also really good but the Gin Whisperer said he wouldn’t have it again.
We spent just over £100 for lunch with wine, a G&T and an Aperol Spritz. We will definitely take friends next time!