Sir Isaac Newton
A gastropub that combines delicious freshly cooked food and an upmarket yet unpretentious atmosphere is a rare find, but that’s exactly what the Sir Isaac Newton is. This recently renovated pub is tastefully decorated whilst staying true to its roots. The interior has a grand open feel, yet doesn’t forego the sports channel when a big game is on – a masterful balancing act.
After warming up with bread and olives, I chose the healthier route for my meal, enjoying a chicken and bacon salad. A delightful mix of light flavours were offset by the subtle sharpness of vinaigrette, making the dish a joy to eat and ensuring that my healthy choice was not lacking in flavour. My dining partner opted for a comforting steak and Guinness pie with mashed potatoes. Crafted with a light pastry that was rich and buttery, the freshness of the pie was without question, and the earthy flavour of the Guinness made this chilly-weather staple a very welcome dish. After differing greatly in our choices of main course, my partner and I at least knew we could agree on dessert: fully loaded brownie topped with caramel and served with vanilla ice cream. After such a satisfying meal, we’re in no doubt that the Sir Isaac Newton is our new favourite haunt.