09 December 2010
Fine dining at The Chandlery Restaurant. This was our second visit to the lovely restaurant and this time it was to celebrate Michelle's birthday. The restaurant is a 19th century converted ships chandlery, family-run business. It has a modern decor mixed with some original fixtures, hence it looks modern but at the same time gives it a homely atmosphere. A very comfortable and inviting place to have a meal. To me, good service is as important as the food being delicious. The service provided at this restaurant is certainly professional but yet friendly.
|The menu that changes weekly|
|Basket of bread slices|
|Seared Scallops and Braised Belly Pork|
After enjoying the very lush starter, we waited for our main courses with anticipation.
|Duo of Brecon Venison|
|Roast Saddle of Welsh Lamb|
The lamb was served with crisp sweetbread and truffled mash potato. The lamb was cooked very well and slightly pink. True to it's word, the lamb tasted exactly as the menu has introduced it - sweet, succulent and fresh! Sauce, is an important part of fine dining, and the sauce in this dish is well balanced in flavour and taste that it enhances the sweetness and freshness of the lamb. The grilled small onion, the bed of spinach and the crisp sweetbread all complimented each other and the lamb very well. The chef really took care of very single detail of the dish. The truffled mash was very smooth and silky and ooze of truffle taste.
Even the side dish of this restaurant is so good that I have to give it a mention. The home made chips side dish is one of the best bowl of chips I have eaten in Wales. Very crispy on the outside and very smooth and soft on the inside.
The Chandlery Restaurant, excellent service, bringing fine dining into a homely atmosphere. I highly recommend this place for any gathering if you like good food!