Us Yorkshire folk love a good Yorkshire pudding. Whether they’re Aunt Bessies or homemade by our nan, nothing quite tops them on a Sunday dinner. So when I heard that Marylebone restaurant Reform Social & Grill were dishing out a bespoke Yorkshire pudding menu for National Yorkshire Pudding Day, I just had to give them a try!
Situated in the swanky Mandeville Hotel, Reform & Social Grill aims to bring you a taste of authentic British cuisine. Taking inspiration from British gentlemen’s clubs, the restaurant’s interiors boasts a refined, contemporary look, much like its array of delicious dishes – which brings me onto the menu…
Boasting two options, you can have Britain’s national treasure either sweet or savoury for just £8 per platter. As avid Yorkshire pudding fans, me and my friend decided to treat ourselves to a savoury platter each, and share the sweet one. Naturally, we started with the savoury platter consisting of puddings filled with salt beef, horse radish and watercress, hot smoked salmon, cream cheese and chives and completing the trio was Tunsworth cheese and truffle. Accompanying this delectable platter was a side order of onion rings and garlic mash. To my surprise, my favourite was the Tunsworth cheese and truffle. The cheese melted effortlessly into my mouth, whilst the truffle enhanced the pud’s flavours. The one filling I wasn’t too keen on was the beef and horse radish, there wasn’t much of either ingredient there so the pudding tasted a little bland for my liking (my friend had a completely different opinion and loved it – he also had a more generous portion than me).
Adhering to our sweet tooth, I felt in my element when I sampled the sweet platter. Featuring mouthwatering fillings such as chocolate and caramel, sugar, clotted cream and jam and banana and custard, it totally blew me away! Another surprise to my tastebuds that night was just how nice the banana and custard Yorkie was! It tasted just like I was having pancakes! My friend was a huge fan of the sugar, clotted cream and jam filling and soon snapped it up!
If you’re looking to try something different but don’t want to commit to paying for a dish to yourself, Reform Social & Grill’s Yorkshire pudding menu is one not to be missed!
Reform Social & Grill is located in The Mandeville Hotel, Mandeville Place, London, W1U 2BE
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