The Red Lion pub based on Penistone Road in Grenoside is one of our local pubs that we are currently missing! We can’t wait to have a few beers in their lovely beer garden in April. Thankfully during lockdown though, they are offering food collections and when better to give it a try than Valentine’s Day? They had a great offer of 3 courses with a bottle of wine for 2 people for a bargain of £40!
The chefs here use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and serve some great pub classics as well as offering a tapas menu. Currently (during lockdown) they offer various Home Packages including Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunches, all prepped and cooked and sent with heating instructions.
For our Valentine’s Day Package we enjoyed…
Smoked Salmon Roll; stuffed with cream cheese, served with baby gem lettuce and a lemon mayonnaise. When I opened this up at home I thought there was something missing as it was quite a small salmon roll with a pinch of lettuce. However, overall I was glad it was a small portion due to the size of the main, therefore it complimented it well and it was tasty and fresh, plus there was lots of mayonnaise which was very yummy.
Tomato & Basil Meatballs; with rustic bread and butter. Exactly as it said “on the tin”, 3 meatballs in a lovely homemade tomato sauce served with some bread to dunk, spot on!
We both went with the Topside of Roast Beef; with seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes and a red wine gravy. We were pleasantly surprised with getting a Yorkshire Pud too! This mountain of a plate was really good; lots of meat, lots of potatoes, lots of gravy, what’s not to love? I think we just about managed to clear our plates. Definitely had to have a breather before the dessert!
We chose to go for the Trio Of Desserts; Tiramisu, Profiteroles and Passionfruit Cheesecake with pouring cream and strawberries. For me (and I have a sweet tooth), I feel like this trio selection contained too much cream altogether. Great as separate desserts, possibly a bit too much for a trio. Out of the three, the profiteroles with a little bit of chocolate on top were my favourite and I enjoyed the freshness of the strawberries amongst all the cream. A great portion for 2 to share (picture above is only my portion).
All of the above came with a red rose and a bottle of wine of choice. We went with a bottle of red that I believe was a Malbec, which went down very well indeed. Service was good, ordering via the website was fairly straight forward although it is a bit like booking a table (I wish). Collections were being made from the Car Park and were very prompt. It looked like there was a number of people queuing (distanced) so I am glad this Menu went down so well. An enjoyable Valentine’s Evening in.
I really hope that we can enjoy more food from The Red Lion at their pub in just a couple of months, and that first pint in the sun in their beer garden is going to be a beauty! Check out more about The Red Lion on their website here.
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