We were recently faced with the challenge of finding somewhere for a group dinner up here on a Wednesday night. Luckily for us, one place took us in with open arms.
Maudy’s Bistro and Bar has changed hands in the last year, and with new proprietors comes new food.
With a full page of meat-based dishes and another full page of vegetarian options, Maudy’s proved to be a great spot to cater for a group of us with varying appetites and dietary requirements.
Below we had:
- Mixed Vegetarian Curry: Slow Cooked Seasonal Mixed Veg with Curry Leaf and Coconut Cream
- Seasonal Vegetables and Chilli Pappardelle Pasta: Pan Fried Seasonal Veg, Roasted Garlic and Chilli Olive Oil
I was feeling ravenous and had ordered the curry, which I couldn’t eat fast enough- it was delicious. The sauce was rich and creamy and there was a nice variety of vegetables swimming around in the bowl.
I had a report that the pasta was also a winner. It’s a simple dish but was done well with a great blend of flavours happening throughout the fresh pasta.
- Lamb Shank: Slow Cooked Lamb Shank with Crispy Crushed Potato, Seasonal Vegetables and Smoked Tomato and Rosemary Sauce
- Catch of the Day: Served with Crispy Crushed Potato and Vegetables
Once more, the lamb shank won the thumbs up, with the sauce in particular earning rave reviews. The meat fell off the bone as it should and the crispy potato added some nice texture to the dish.
The fish of the day was salmon, with a generous amount of fish being served up. The person who ordered this at our table is a self-confessed fussy eater, and she found it to be not to her taste. Without any prompting at all, the guys at Maudy’s noticed she hadn’t eaten much of the dish so offered another meal which my friend declined, so instead they took this dish off the bill. The whole interlude was extremely friendly and with minimal fuss- you could just tell they wanted to make sure we were having a good time. I couldn’t commend the service highly enough here.
- Toasted Turkish Bread with House Dips
- Saffron and Cardamom Panna Cotta: Panna Cotta, Cardamom Syrup, Ice cream
The dips we had were a beetroot dip and a green tomato dip. The green tomato dip in particular was unique and very moreish.
The panna cotta had some great flavours happening, with the saffron and cardamom adding a South Asian twist to this traditional Italian dessert.
With an array of cuisines on the menu, your cravings can be as indecisive as they like here and still be satisfied.