a menu that reads absolutely beautifully with a price point that incredibly reasonable too.
It’s been sometime since I ventured to the Iron City, so an invite to the newly refurbished Prince of Wales gastro eatery in Sheffield was a welcome excuse to venture down the M1.
Part of the Premium County Pubs chain The Prince of Wales in Sheffield is not what you would expect from a chain of restaurants owned by the Mitchells & Butler group.
Whilst there are some improvements to make in the meet and greet department once settled at the table all that is forgotten on sight of a menu that reads absolutely beautifully with a price point that incredibly reasonable too.
Given my new found dedicated approach to dieting I’ve decided that 3 courses is acceptable as this is a treat but caution is necessary, for starters I opt for the Sweet Chilli King Prawn Roll with julienne vegetables chilli & coriander wrapped in rice paper with sweet chilli and soy dipping sauce, wow this perfect low kcal starter to feel like I’ve indulged but not cheated, the roll is packed to the brim with flavor a welcome starter.
My wife heads straight to the Chargrilled Lamb Koftas with goats curd, plum tomato, roasted red pepper, cucumber and mint salad. I have to say I am totally jealous, especially after to trying it, I’m struggling to remember the last time I had a kofta as good as this, the key is that it’s remain moist, something most koftas struggle with, outstanding.
The main is where I’m going to treat myself as well as treat tonight as my weekly intake of red meat, roasted rack of lamb with aubergine, roasted sweet peppers, potato dauphinoise, and red wine jus, another outstanding dish with the main component the lamb cooked perfectly, it’s a great balance of flavours with plenty of depth, a little more of the red wine jus would have been nice alfter all northern blokes love gravy but I’m being picky.
At the other end of the table my wife opts for the seafood linguine that whilst nice was’nt the earth shattering experience she had enjoyed with her starter, I think the raw garlic was rather off putting for her.
Dessert was only ever going to be the melting chocolate & peanut bomb that whilst absolutely awesome in flavor failed deliver the instagramable moment where the chocolate melts to deliver the prize due to either the chocolate being too thick of the salted caramel not hot enough, disappointing but recoverable with the flavor of the dessert, epic.
The Prince of Wales in Sheffield is certainly worth a visit, well prepared gastro dishes at very reasonable prices means I’m likely to visit again next time I’m in the area, a few tweaks to the smaller details and I’d probably make a de-tour.