Yesterday we were invited to join our friends Neet and Chas at the Blue Mallard Restaurant at Burscough, a little Lancashire town along side the Leeds Liverpool Canal. We can certainly recommend the food and it is not too far from the seaside resort of Southport or the Stampers Gallery in Tarleton so makes a great day out if you are in the area.
The Burscough Wharf is an old cobbled stoned canal wharf which has been converted into some interesting art and craft units, old fashioned sweet shop etc. The lovely beamed restaurant is overlooking the water and many of the barges pass by and can be seen from the upstairs restaurant. (It has a lift!)
Neet, Chas and my DH Dave
Chas and Neet with Neet's main course of sea bass.
Check out here Neet's pics of me including one with my mouth full!
Move over Masterchef.... It was a gastronomic delight!
This was choice of Chas (and mine too),.. the most delicious pork belly... amazingly lean, crispy crackling and a delicious dark ale jus.
DH chose roast duck which, whilst delicious, was a scenic work of art.
As we were so full, Neet and I didn't succumb to desserts but the guys were made of sterner stuff so Chas enjoyed sticky toffee pudding and Dave chose this citrus medley "taster"... orange panacotta, lemon tart, meringue with lemon curd. I just HAD to sample it!
In perfect sunny weather we were able to stroll away some of the delicious calories along the canal path.
Lots of funny ducks (no inference to Neet and Chas!) There were tiny fluffy duckling but all too far off in the water, learning to swim, to get a good photo.
Another great big thank you to Neet and Chas for such a wonderful day!