Sam and I were spending the afternoon with our Mums and we decided to pop out for some lunch in Canterbury. We headed for Deeson’s restaurant – I’ve had Sunday roast there and it was delicious, so naturally I was keen to eat there again. Deeson’s is distinctly British with a luxurious and relaxed feel inside the restaurant. I love the farmhouse style tables and the emphasis on British produce. Deeson’s grows and rears its own produce on a five acre piece of land just outside Canterbury.
We had the choice between the a-la cart menu or the set menu. Both sounded delicious! I was torn between the Kentish Lamb, the Roast Chicken or the Pork Loin. Clearly I was in the mood for a warming meal. I ended up choosing the rump of Kentish lamb with lamb bacon, new potatoes and peas, my Mum chose the roast chicken breast with old Winchester gnocchi, summer vegetables and truffle velouté, Sam and his Mum chose the roasted rare breed pork loin with mustard mash, apple sauce and veal jus.
We skipped starters as we decided to keep space for a pud instead! Luckily we did as they give you a selection of freshly baked brown and white bread with butter. Its so yummy! The bread was soft, springy with a delicious crust. There is just something so tasty about a slice of freshly baked buttered bread.
It was the perfect appetiser for my main.
As soon as my lamb arrived I knew I was in for a tasty and satisfying meal. It looked amazing! Slightly pink, tender lamb on a bed of peas, mint and new potatoes, not forgetting that lamb bacon which added a nice salty flavour to contrast everything else. The portion size was perfect – just the right amount to leave me feeling satisfied without that uncomfortable expanding belly because you’ve eaten a bit too much kinda feeling! The plates are warm which makes all the difference to the food too. It was delicious. Everything was cooked perfectly and the flavours were just amazing. I love good food and I really savoured every last delicious bite of this meal.
Next up, Deeson’s Dessert:
I am not gonna lie, I was quite full by this point but I could not resist the brownie. Sam and I decided to share as it was the best of both worlds for us as I love a fudgy brownie and he loves ice cream. We came to the conclusion that it was a good idea to share and I’m glad we did as I don’t think I could have managed this brownie on my own. Its fudgy, warm and gooey everything a brownie should be. There were crunchy bits too, which I think were oats and toasted flaked almond and coconut. It added a nice crunchy texture to the gooeyness. Yum, yum, yum.
If you are in Canterbury, head to Deeson’s Restaurant as you will not be disappointed. Absolutely delicious food!
I’m already thinking of my next excuse to visit here 😉