The Dog & Crook

The Dog & Crook

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
18 Church Lane, Bambridge, Eastleigh, SO50 6HZ
We visited The Dog & Crook on a Friday evening, and the atmosphere in the restaurant was warm and inviting. We were presented with the new seasonal menu, created by chefs Dan (chef profile page 86) and Paul, which was incredibly varied and offered some unusual dishes and flavours. We couldn't wait to tuck in.

The evening à la carte menu offers a variety of delicious dishes, and a specials board featured six different fish dishes on our visit, including peppered medallions of monkfish. Choosing was a challenge, as we would have liked to have sampled everything. My partner finally settled on pan-seared wood pigeon salad to start, cooked with pine nuts and black pudding, while I opted for the battered king prawns in a lovely light tempura batter. My companion's main dish was tandoori-spiced lamb rack on a coriander and spring onion mash, sauced with korma-spiced cream, which she enjoyed so much I'm sure the bones would have disappeared if it was possible. My dish of corn-fed chicken supreme on tagliatelle with wild mushroom and pesto was equally delicious.

We agreed the desserts sounded too good to miss, so my partner chose the steamed syrup pudding with custard, while I indulged in warm pancakes with a stewed fruit filling and ice cream. Other choices included bread and butter pudding and vanilla-infused creme brulée with mixed berries. The light lunch and salads menu, available until 7pm, features a variety of wraps and jacket potatoes alongside a selection of main dishes. A kids' menu is also available from just £4.95.

The food at The Dog & Crook is cooked to perfection, beautifully presented and generously portioned. The chefs obviously enjoy themselves in the kitchen, and, together with owners Nick and Louise, their son Harry and waitresses Sally and Rachel, they make a great team, providing an enjoyable, personal dining experience.
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Open: Mon-Thurs noon-3pm, 5pm-11pm; Fri-Sun noon-11pm

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