The second instalment of this trio was devoured in a quaint little restaurant in Leicester. Entropy is outside the hustle and bustle of Leicester city centre and in my opinion Leicester is crying out for more restaurants like this one. The head chef worked at The Fat Duck and also The Vineyard at Stockcross so without contemplation it was obvious this was going to be a corker.
It’s just one of those restaurant come pubs that you wish you had a comfortable walking distance from your abode. I was very pleased to discover they have a breakfast menu at the weekend as well as an exquisite regular restaurant menu. They also make their own sourdough bread which comes served on a charming little bread board with bread knife and having been a few times I can tell you it’s worth ordering one. You can even take it away to liven up the weekly bore of work lunches.
To the most important thing. Breakfast. R had the biggest yet cutest English breakfast I’ve ever seen. I find it’s the little things that make the difference. They had cut out little discs for the fried bread and the ingredients were of such high quality.
As with The Almanack I was served one muffin. This time however it was quality and perfection. It was also nice to find the traditional Eggs Benedict with spinach and Parma ham. The muffin was warm and just toasted so it was still slightly crisp as the hollandaise hadn’t had the chance to soak into it. The spinach was spinach, nothing to report but good to know I had consumed a little folic acid first thing in the morning – an added bonus on top of a mouthwatering breakfast. The Parma ham was also as expected and the saltiness was so nice with the metallic wateriness of the spinach.
In contrast to my previous repast, the hollandaise was light, creamy, rich, luscious, buttery and elegant. I knew then and there that a bar had been set, and it had been set high. I just wanted more. The egg was impeccable. The yolk gushed down the side of the dish like it had the Midas touch. I find it hard to see how it could have been improved. How can the previous two dishes both cost £6 and yet be worlds apart?
4.5 out of 5 – I wanted more!
All That I’m Eating
This restaurant has since closed.