Fine dining in Mountsorrel

January 12, 2015

Well here’s an interesting thing.  A new fine dining restaurant, opened by an alumni of Roganic no less, with ambitious pricing of £47 for a three course dinner – and it’s opened here in Leicestershire.

Chef John Duffin has returned to the family farm to open John’s House at Stonehurst Farm in Mountsorrel.  Can’t say I know a lot about him but it appears he has an impressive CV and that he’s using as much home-grown and farm-produced ingredients as possible. If I was going tomorrow  – I’m not – I’d be starting with parsnip dumplings, braised oxtail, madeira and ox tongue before moving on Stonehurst hogget, wood blewits, onions and thyme, and finishing with caramelised apple, meringue, vanilla ice-cream and honey wine.

There’s a serious looking eight-course  taster menu at £70 – which puts it not far behind Hambleton Hall.

Have to say I’m intrigued. Feedback welcome from any one who goes.

 

(picture from John's house website)

(picture from John’s house website)

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3 Responses to “Fine dining in Mountsorrel”

  1. Lucy Mars said

    We went for lunch yesterday. It was delicious. Great attention to detail. The Hogget was cooked sous vide. Really tasty but tender. Everything was beautiful & full of flavour. A top place for a special occasion meal 🙂

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  2. […] of my forthcoming review of John’s House in Mountsorrel.  I’ve been wanting to go ever since it opened but it takes some time to marshall resources and I wanted to make sure it had fully found […]

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