23rd January 2019 5.45pm
Food – 7.5/10
- Scotch egg
- Mushroom soup
The scotch egg was good. This was a little unconventional, being made with haggis and turkey but that didn’t stop it from being just as tasty. I thought originally it was an overcooked egg but clearly had just sat at the pass a little too long so had cooked a small sliver of the top of the yolk but was runny underneath. The curry veloute was thin but still had nice flavour.
Across from me, my friend was eating their signature mushroom soup. This was cooked in a dish with a pastry lid to it and came with a slice of lightly grilled bread. Sadly she felt it was just mushrooms in cream and not sure what the pastry crust really added to it. This was a bit of a shame.
The main of chicken was generous in size. It was a little overcooked but not to the point of being too dry. The chicken was sat in a lemon and thyme sauce, which was great but the dish could have done with a bit more of it. The dish also came with wagyu bon bons which were delicious. The broccoli and asparagus were pretty decent too.
My friend was tucking into a pretty risotto dish. She thought this was a good risotto and managed to get some texture in there rather than be mush, which can often be a risk with risotto. The butternut squash was good and the flavours came together well.
Service – 7.5/10
We received friendly and helpful service but perhaps it was a little slow at times.
Stocks has a nice bistro feel – relaxed, cosy dining.
Value – 8/10
We had an Itison voucher deal, which made the cost £29 for two courses and a glass of prosecco each but full price would have been around £57. The voucher was good value.
Overall score – 31/40
Would we eat here again? Possibly