The Butchers Block
Hills Farm, Whitford Road, Kilmington, EX13 7NS
If you’re looking for wholesome hearty food, a laid-back friendly atmosphere and a great range of quality drinks, The Butchers Block is the place for you. Located within the grounds of the tranquil Cranberries Hideaway – a sustainable self-catering holiday retreat set within 100 acres of private countryside – this restaurant is all about quality, and head chef Henry has worked hard to produce a menu that focuses on flavour above all else. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner – you won’t be disappointed. There’s no better way to start your day than with a full English and at The Butchers Block guests are offered a sumptuous dish of bacon, sausages, black pudding, fried eggs, tomato, mushrooms and beans. If you prefer something sweet, you’ll love the syrup-drenched French toast and the light, fluffy blueberry pancakes. On the lunchtime menu, there’s something to suit every palate and appetite. If you fancy a simple snack, check out the list of light bites: here you’ll find delights such as Chinese steamed buns filled with crispy duck or hoisin sauce, Korean glazed fried chicken wrap. For those in need of something heartier, delicious mains such as chargrilled chicken tikka breast served with a hot madras sauce are sure to hit the spot. There’s also a mouth watering range of burgers to choose from – the cornflake crusted pork steak burger with cider relish is irresistible. The evening menu adds luxurious plates such as surf and turf – juicy rump steak with shell-on prawns a creamy garlic sauce – to the mix. The gin bar’s impressive array of 42 different gins provides ample choice in terms of drinks and a further range of beer, ale, cider and wine adds even more variety to the offering. On Sunday, The Butchers Block really comes into its own as the chef’s mouth-watering roast lunch draws visitors from far and wide. Choose your favourite succulent meat or vegetarian option and enjoy with lashings of homemade gravy, crispy roast potatoes and traditional vegetables.