This time I was visiting to try the new Express Menu. These are often seen as the cheaper, plainer option. In this case, nothing could be further from the truth. I enjoyed it every bit as much as the A La Carte.
Here’s a look at the menu: two courses £15.95, three courses £19.95 – which for the quality of the food, is excellent value.
I started with the Goat’s Cheese, Caramelised Red Onion, Lamb’s Lettuce, and Truffle Dressing. It didn’t photograph well, but it tasted amazing.
We were visiting, aptly, before a show so I took my mum along as I felt this was just the sort of occasion you’d go. She chose the Smoked Haggis, Puréed Neeps and Crisp Potato, this was a surprisingly refined dish that felt worthy of a more expensive menu than this.
For main I had the Slow Cooked Chicken Leg, With Creamed Corn – the description doesn’t really do justice to this dish which had some complex flavours and was really moreish, the sort of dish I’d order again and again.
My mum had the Chorizo, Feta, Red Pepper and Chickpea Salad, this was a summer dish but still really hearty with a generous portion of chorizo.
The desserts didn’t falter either, the Lemon Posset was generous with a garnish of blueberry and two orange biscotti. Velvety smooth and smartly presented, this was another really strong dish that I’d recommend you try.
The Custard Tart with Rhubarb Compote was to an equally good standard. Who doesn’t love a well made custard tart?
I felt very satisfied with this Express Menu, sometimes I’m left feeling a little underwhelmed by these pre-theatre type menus but this really did exceed my expectations. Well worth a visit if you want an affordable dinner before moving on to your evening activity.
The Printing Press
Location: 21-25 George Street
Price: Express Menu two courses £15.95, three courses £19.95
Good for: Affordable pre-theatre style menu