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Lasseters Weston Super Mare Review 18th May 2018

Lasseters Weston Super Mare Review 
Lasseter’s occupies an enviable setting on Weston’s Promenade; from their elegant outside terrace enclosed by glass frontage you can sip an aperitif and watch the sunset over the Grand Pier whilst deciding which of their simple but perfectly cooked dishes will become your supper. As part of the Winter Gardens, it has a new chic look but with a nod to the heritage of the original building. Inside tall white pillars take the ceiling height to double storey giving light and space and all tables have a sea view. Crisp white napery, good cutlery and glassware add to the sophisticated feel; a far cry from the seaside fish and chips with ‘kiss me quick’ hats image of Weston’s past.

The menu is reassuringly short and imaginative; all six starters were in the running for our choice, Brixham scallops, salt and vinegar soft shell crab, roast chestnut mushrooms to name but three. Our friendly and knowledgeable waitress, who had already won over my husband by complimenting him on his colourful shirt, came with a jug of iced water and slices of focaccia with butter to nibble whilst we decided. For starters I ordered chicken liver pâté with cornichons, and for him, crispy ham hock with confit egg, and pea and parsley salad. For those not initiated into the mysteries of confit egg, the yolk is slow cooked in oil, and then served whole atop the dish.
Lasseters Weston Super Mare Review 18th May 2018
Fillet steak with green peppercorn sauce, fries and watercress salad was a first choice for one main course and the other pan roast Barbary duck with orange gravy, gratin dauphinoise with little peas and bacon. A good selection of wines by the glass are offered with Sauvignon Blanc and Villa dei Montepulciano being very reasonably priced at £4.50 and one of each were swiftly added to our order.

Before our starters were served we took a sneaky peak into the Ballroom where a dance was in progress; as professional as ‘Strictly’ couples whirled around the floor and my husband firmly gripped my elbow and guided me back to the table lest I should get any fancy ideas about a passionate paso doble later.
Lasseters Weston Super Mare Review 18th May 2018 

We loved our starters, the chicken liver pâté was as smooth as velvet and gently seasoned, the ham hock delicious – the confit egg was an inspired addition. Our main courses proved to be all we hoped, the fillet steak cooked rare, flavoursome and tender, certainly not needing the steak knife thoughtfully provided and I really enjoyed the duck, pink and juicy, great with the piquant orange gravy. We finished off our very happy evening with two glorious desserts, lemon tart and panna cotta with berries and concluded that someone highly talented is cooking up a storm in the kitchen and we must make another visit!

Jacquie Vowles 

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