Our first week and things are pretty hectic, Lino and the team are serving up some seriously tasty coastal treats, the new and exciting wine list is going down a storm, and the Lighthouse is really buzzing. It's all about being more relaxed, getting stuck in and enjoying a new experience. It's food from our hearts, and we're thrilled to see so many of you loving it.
The menu is a little different, rather than starters we have Nibbles, choose a few to share (choose four, and you'll get an extra one on the Lighthouse). Try the spiced whitebait with lemon mayonnaise, sublimely crispy little tastes of the sea, served with a generous pot of lemon mayonnaise for dipping. The Hambleton breads and grissini are addictive and you'll soon see why Hambleton Bakery has won awards, wonderful. The menu features a number of family favourites, including the Lighthouse Fish & Chips; amazingly fresh fish with a light, fluffy batter and served with homemade mushy peas and tartar sauce, a Lighthouse classic in the making.
The wine list has been carefully selected to work beautifully with fish; try the exceptional Picpoul de Pinet from France, it's perfect with the succulent griddled tiger prawns. You'll also find plenty of choice to compliment the meat too, try the Montelpulciano from Italy with the fillet steak, black pepper sauce and chips, divine.
And then, of course there's the indulgent desserts, all packed with flavour. The apple and pear crumble has a wonderful caramel quality about it, and comes with plenty of homemade custard to pour over, yum. The Cheeseboard, a perfect collection of British cheeses, including Colston Bassett Stilton, Lincolnshire Poacher, Sparkenhoe Red Leicester, Cornish Yarg and a few other exceptional choices. A nice helping of homemade chutney and more of the Hambleton breads make the cheeseboard unmissable.
Exciting times, and we're loving it, we hope you will too.